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THE LIFE TO COME wins the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2019

In Literary News by Hana0 Comments

Michelle de Kretser’s THE LIFE TO COME has been awarded the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2019 at the New South Wales Premier Literary Awards! THE LIFE TO COME is a story about stories, focusing on the lives of Pippa, Celeste, and Ash and described by the judges as “a fiercely intelligent character study that leaves the reader with a lot to think about long after they’ve finished reading”. The full announcement can be read here.

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