On the Java Ridge follows the fates of two boats on Indonesian waters: one carrying Australian surf tourists, the otehr filled with assylum seekers. Combining fantastic writing with the pace and tension of a political thriller, On the Java Ridge is this year's The Dry.
Jock Serong’s debut novel Quota won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. In 2016, The Rules of Backyard Cricket was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. On the Java Ridge is his third novel. Jock teaches law and writes feature articles in the surfing media and for publications such as The Guardian and Slow Living.
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