SMH Best Young Australian Novelist Award

Yesterday at the Sydney Writers’ FestivalBig Read‘ event was kicked off with the announcement of the SMH Best Young Australian Novelist Award. This year six authors were recognised for their novels published during 2012.

The winners were:

Eleven Seasons Floundering Beneath the Darkening Sky
The Midnight Promise Fishing for Tigers Running Dogs

Following the announcement those in the audience heard the following authors read from their latest releases – Arnold Zable read from Violin Lessons, Sheila Hetti from How Should a Person Be?Nicolas Rothwell from Belomor, Lauren Beukes from The Shining Girls and Patrick Ness from The Crane Wife.

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