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Ned Kelly Award Winners

The Ned Kelly Award winners for best Australian crime writing are:
Best crime fiction: The lost man by Jane Harper.
Best first fiction (debut): The ruin by Dervla McTiernan.
Best true crime: Eggshell skull by Bri Lee.

The lost man and The ruin also won in the recently-announced Davitt Awards, and Eggshell skull won an ABIA and in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Find all the longlisted titles here.

The enchanted hour

The enchanted hour celebrates the benefits of reading aloud. The value in this shared experience for both the reader and the listener is intellectual as well as emotional.
It’s one of the books we’re reading that we recommend to all readers, librarians, parents and teachers.

Order your copies here.