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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Salt Creek
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'Salt Creek is set in the Coorong in the 1850s: a remote, beautiful and inhospitable coastal region in the new province of South Australia, which has been opened to graziers willing to chance their luck. Among them are Stanton Finch and his family, including sixteen-year-old Hester Finch.

'Once wealthy political activists, the Finch family has fallen on hard times. Cut adrift from the polite society they were raised to be part of, Hester and her siblings make connections where they can: with the travellers passing along the nearby stock route - among them a young artist, Charles - and the Ngarrindjeri people they have dispossessed. Hester witnesses the destruction of their subtle culture and begins to wonder what civilization is. Was it for this life and this world that she was educated?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For David, Jack, Will, Catherine and James, and for Daddy (always missed) and Aileen, with love.
  • Other formats: Also large print; sound recording

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 .
      8092618281426910921.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 416p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 August 2015.
      ISBN: 9781743539033

Works about this Work

Lucy Treloar on Writing about Indigenous Australians : 'I Felt Filled with Conflict' Richard Lea , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 September 2017;

'In telling the story of her settler ancestors, the Salt Creek author knew she was on controversial ground. Two years and much praise later, she still feels torn.'

Lucy Treloar, Salt Creek Peter Pierce , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 76 no. 3 2017; (p. 191-195)

'International recognition was accorded to Lucy Treloar for her first novel, Salt Creek (2015), when it was short-listed for the 2016 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. (Hannah Kent was the second Australian author to be short-listed, in the next year, for her novel The Good People). Thus Treloar was placed in the nominal company of the great writer who invented the historical novel and whose literary influence—at least in the nineteenth century—surpassed all others.' (Introduction) 

Fiona Wright's Small Acts of Disappearance Has a Big Win at the Kibble Award Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 July 2016;
'Sydney poet and essayist Fiona Wright has won the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for women's life writing. In her book, Small Acts of Disappearance, Wright examines her own anorexia and the significance of hunger in a slender collection of essays that are both intimate and intellectual, frank and filled with poetic observations. ...'
Inspired Salt Creek Novel in Line for Honour Deborah Bogle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 May 2016; (p. 15)
Three Generations of Sydney Women Finalists for the 2016 Kibble Literary Award Susan Wyndam , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 7 June 2016;
'Three generations of Sydney women are represented on the shortlist for the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for women's life writing. ...'
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 August 2015; (p. 32)

— Review of Archipelago of Souls Gregory Day 2015 single work novel ; Salt Creek Lucy Treloar 2015 single work novel
Thrust into New Frontiers Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 August 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Salt Creek Lucy Treloar 2015 single work novel
Tale of Heart, Hardship and Families Marc McEvoy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 September 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of Salt Creek Lucy Treloar 2015 single work novel
Tale of Heat, Hardship and Families Marc McEvoy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 September 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of Salt Creek Lucy Treloar 2015 single work novel
A Family Fractures in Seven Hard Years Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 26-27) The Saturday Age , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 34)

— Review of Salt Creek Lucy Treloar 2015 single work novel
Coorong Dreaming Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 October 2015; (p. 14) The Courier-Mail , 17 October 2015; (p. 18)
The Dark Past of Salt Creek Deborah Bogle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 February 2016; (p. 23)
Novels in Line for Prize 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 April 2016; (p. 7)
Miles Franklin Shortlist Named 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 30 May 2016; (p. 5)
'The shortlist for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced in Sydney yesterday. ...'
Miles Franklin Shortlist: Four Melbourne Novelists Join Charlotte Wood Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 29 May 2016;
'Four authors who have never previously featured in the latter stages of the Miles Franklin Literary Award have made their way onto the shortlist for Australia's premier literary prize. ...'
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