FAW Christina Stead Award

Omega Park has been shortlisted for the FAW Christina Stead Award in the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) National Literary Awards for 2010.

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

Other shortlisted 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 shortlist… The compulsion to keep reading was strong in each of the shortlisted titles… Un-put-down-ability was a box that each of the shortlisted books ticked.”

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