Chris Womersley i(34 works by)
Born: Established: 1968 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Chris Womersley's fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Granta New Writing 14, Best Australian Stories 2006, the Monthly and the Age.

Source: Scribe website,
Sighted: 04/08/2007

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Bereft 2010 single work novel historical fiction

'It is 1919. The Great War has ended, but the Spanish flu epidemic is raging across Australia. Schools are closed, state borders are guarded by armed men, and train travel is severely restricted. There are rumours it is the end of the world.

In the NSW town of Flint, Quinn Walker returns to the home he fled ten years earlier when he was accused of an unspeakable crime. Aware that his father and uncle would surely hang him, Quinn hides in the hills surrounding Flint. There, he meets the orphan Sadie Fox - a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about the crime than she should.

A searing gothic novel of love, longing and justice, Bereft is about the suffering endured by those who go to war and those who are forever left behind.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2012 shortlisted The National Year of Reading 2012 Our Story Collection New South Wales
2012 shortlisted Crime Writers' Association (UK) The CWA Gold Dagger
2011 winner Indie Awards Fiction
2011 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2011 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2011 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
2011 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2011 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year
2011 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award
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