Stephen Daisley has won the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for his astonishing debut novel, Traitor!
Traitor is a story of war and of love—how each changes everything, forever. Evoking horror and beauty and a profound sense of the possibility of transformation, Traitor is that rarest of things: a work of fiction that will transport the reader, heart and soul, into another realm.
The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were established four years ago to recognise and reward excellence in Australian literature. Last year’s winner for fiction, Eva Hornung’s Dog Boy, was also published by Text.
The full list of this year’s winners is available here.