AustLit logo
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
Subcategory of Awards International Awards
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Winners

2009 winner y separately published work icon After the Fire, a Still Small Voice Evie Wyld , North Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2009 Z1608121 2009 single work novel

'Following the breakdown of a turbulent relationship, Frank moves from Canberra to a shack on the east coast once owned by his grandparents. There, among the sugar cane and sand dunes, he struggles to rebuild his life.

Forty years earlier, Leon is growing up in Sydney, turning out treacle tarts at his parents' bakery and flirting with one of the local girls. But when he's conscripted as a machine-gunner in Vietnam, he finds himself suddenly confronting the same experiences that haunt his war-veteran father.

As these two stories weave around each other - each narrated in a voice as tender as it is fierce - we learn what binds together Frank and Leon, and what may end up keeping them apart.' (From the publisher's website.)

1973 winner y separately published work icon A Warm Gun Peter Smalley , London : Deutsch , 1972 Z1407565 1972 single work novel
X