Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Perth writer joins best young Australian novelist list

Fremantle Press author Alice Nelson was named best young Australian novelist by the Sydney Morning Herald for her first novel The Last Sky on Saturday 16 May.

Nelson, who is appearing at this week’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, was honoured alongside Nam Le, Ken Rabalais and Steve Toltz.

The award is given to a published fiction writer under the age of 35. Previous winners of the include Markus Zusak, Sonya Hartnett, Chloe Hooper and Christos Tsiolkas as well as Fremantle Press author Craig Silvey for Rhubarb.

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