Margo Lanagan named joint winner of the Barbara Jefferis Award
We are thrilled to announce that Margo Lanagan's Sea Hearts
is joint winner, with Fiona McFarlane's The Night Guest
, of the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award!
The Barbara Jefferis Award
is offered for 'the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society'.
Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted.'
Congratulations Margo! You can read her acceptance speech here