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Joshua Kemp Joshua Kemp i(8676799 works by) (a.k.a. Josh Kemp)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Joshua Kemp completed his Bachelor of Arts at Edith Cowan University in 2012.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2022 highly commended Viva La Novella Award
2020 shortlisted Kill Your Darlings Awards The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award for ‘The Dead Falls’
2019 longlisted Fogarty Literary Award for 'In the Shadow of Burringurrah'

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Banjawarn Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2022 23605018 2022 single work novel

'Garreth Hoyle is a true crime writer whose destructive love affair with hallucinogenic drugs has sent him searching for ghosts in the unforgiving mallee desert of Western Australia. Heading north through Kalgoorlie, he attempts to score off old friends from his shearing days on Banjawarn Station. His journey takes an unexpected detour when he discovers an abandoned ten-year-old girl and decides to return her to her estranged father in Leonora, instead of alerting authorities. Together they begin the road trip from hell through the scorched heart of the state’s northern goldfields.

'Love, friendship and hope are often found in the strangest places, but forgiveness is never simple, and the past lies buried just beneath the blood red topsoil. The only question is whether Hoyle should uncover it, or run as fast as his legs can take him.

'Banjawarn is an unsettling debut from Josh Kemp. Echoing Cormac McCarthy’s haunting border trilogy and narrative vernacular that recalls the sparse lyricism of Randolph Stow and Tim Winton, this is a darkly funny novel that earns its place amongst the stable of Australian gothic literature.' (Publication summary)

2022 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2021 joint winner Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript as 'Stranger Places'.
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