Well. That goes straight to the TBR pile then.
Bitto collects $50,000 for her win – congratulations!
I’ve heard nothing but praise for all the shortlisted books, so my sincere congratulations to all of this year’s writers:
- Christine Kenneally, The Invisible History of the Human Race
- Sophie Laguna, The Eye of the Sheep
- Ellen Van Neervan, Heat and Light
- Maxine Beneba Clarke, Foreign Soil
- Joan London, The Golden Age
For the background stories behind each shortlisted book, try this piece, from The Guardian