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Robert Lukins Robert Lukins i(A144631 works by)
Gender: Male
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Robert Lukins is a writer based in Melbourne; he has also worked as an art researcher and journalist, with work published in the Big Issue, Rolling Stone, Crikey, Broadsheet, and Overland.

His debut novel, The Everlasting Sunday, was published in 2018 and attracted nominations for a range of prestigious awards, including two NSW Premier's Literary Awards (for new writing and for fiction), the Voss Literary Prize, and the ALS Gold Medal.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups $28,500 
2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships BR Whiting Studio

International Development   $ 10,000

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Everlasting Sunday St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2018 12177142 2018 single work novel

'During the freezing English winter of 1962, seventeen-year-old Radford is sent to Goodwin Manor, a home for boys who have been 'found by trouble'. Drawn immediately to the charismatic West, Radford soon discovers that each one of them has something to hide.

'Life at the Manor offers a refuge of sorts, but unexpected new arrivals threaten the fragile dynamics. Will the boys' friendship be enough when trouble finds them again?

'At once both beautiful and brutal, The Everlasting Sunday is a haunting debut novel about growing up, growing wild and what it takes to survive.  (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2019 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
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