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Michelle de Kretser’s THE LIFE TO COME shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award

In Literary News by Francesca Davies0 Comments

Michelle de Kretser’s most recent novel, THE LIFE TO COME, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction. Set in Australia, France, and Sri Lanka, Michelle’s compelling novel follows the lives of Pippa, Celeste, and Ash in an unforgettable tale of loneliness, intimacy, and the art of storytelling. Michelle’s books have previously been awarded the ALS Gold Medal, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, and twice the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The winners will be announced later this year.

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