Grace Chan shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award


Grace Chan’s Affirm Press fiction debut – Every Version of You – has made The Age Book Awards shortlist!

In what Jason Steger calls a “daring” shortlist of ‘Clever plotting, skilful prose,’ – Grace Chan’s Every Version Of You made the fiction shortlist alongside;
Limberlost, Robbie Arnott;
A Country of Eternal Light, Paul Dalgarno
Funny Ethnics, Shirley Le
The Sun Walks Down, Fiona McFarlane
Faithless, Alice Nelson

The judges said they were drawn to those novels with a sense of daring, “that made us care deeply about their subject matter, and which rewarded the reader with rich characterisation, clever plotting, skilful prose and – rarest of all – a sense of humour”.

Also from The Age article; This will be the 42nd time the awards have been presented, and the winner of each category – fiction and non-fiction – will receive $10,000 courtesy of the Copyright Agency’s cultural fund. The awards will be presented at Melbourne Town Hall on May 4 as part of the opening night of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Huge congrats and good luck to all those shortlisted – especially our own Grace Chan! And thank you to The Age newspaper and The Copyright Agency!

Author: Grace Chan

Clever plotting, skillful prose: The daring shortlist for The Age book awards

Grace Chan shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Award