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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 1997

winner y separately published work icon Stepper Brian Castro , Milsons Point : Random House Australia , 1997 Z825531 1997 single work novel

'Tokyo, 1933. Tall, broodingly handsome, Victor Stepper is a consummate ladies' man, a brilliant journalist... and spy. As the world descends into war, Stepper collects information and sends it on to Moscow.

'Then he falls in love with Reiko, a Japanese woman. And Victor Stepper begins to fall apart...

'Stepper is a dazzling and haunting novel of espionage and erotic love.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 1996

winner y separately published work icon Billy Sunday Rod Jones , Sydney : Picador , 1995 Z280334 1995 single work novel historical fiction

Year: 1995

winner y separately published work icon Mad Meg Sally Morrison , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1994 Z298835 1994 single work novel

Year: 1994

winner y separately published work icon The Georges' Wife Elizabeth Jolley , Ringwood : Viking , 1993 Z545267 1993 single work novel

'Vera and Mr George have made a new life together but Vera's thoughts return again and again to loves and lovers, meetings and partings - the voices that echo in the mind like music. What has she learned from the well-bred peace of the Georges' household; the decadence and disorder of her friendship with Noel and Felicity: the fun and vulgarity shared with her 'widow' on the long voyage to Australia? Must we always repeat the past?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 1993

winner y separately published work icon Soundings Liam Davison , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z319311 1993 single work novel

'In this haunting novel, Cameron's life changes when he retreats to a small community in the Westernport swampland. The landscape becomes his obsession and photographs reveal unsettling images from the past.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.