FAW Christina Stead Award

Omega Park has been shortlisted in the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) National Literary Awards, achieving a Highly Commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award for 2009.

Now in its twenty third year, the FAW Christina Stead Award is for a work of fiction first published in Australia.

Other Highly Commended authors in this category were Sonia Hartnett for Butterfly, HM Brown for Red Queen and Adair Robin for Death & the Running Patterer, while David Brooks was Commended for The Umbrella Club and Justine Larbalestier won for her book Liar.

The judges commented, “Originality; skilful writing and plotting; and insight into the human condition were the common threads that linked all the books that made it on to the short-list… The compulsion to keep reading was strong in each of the short-listed titles…Un-put-down-ability was a box that each of the short-listed books ticked.”

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