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Andrew McGahan

Andrew McGahan was born in Dalby, Queensland, but has lived and worked mostly in Brisbane. His first novel Praise (1992) was winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award. Since then his writing includes an award winning stage play (Bait) and the AFI award winning screenplay for the movie version of Praise. His second novel was the prequel 1988 (1995), and his third novel Last Drinks (2000) was shortlisted for multiple awards, including The Age Book of the Year and The Courier Mail Book of the Year, and won a Ned Kelly award for crime writing. In 2004 The White Earth was published and went on to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the South East Asia and South Pacific region, The Age Book of the Year (Fiction) and the Courier Mail Book of the Year Award. It was also shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards that same year.

Books by this Author

The White Earth

The White Earth

Published: September 2005

A haunting, powerful novel about the power of the land and the passions of people trying to make it their own.

Praise

Praise

Published: September 2005

Bestselling Vogel Award-winning novel about sex, drugs and alcohol - and about being young in Australia.

1988

1988

Published: September 2005

Prequel to McGahan's bestselling novel Praise. Gordon, failed writer and bottleshop boy, feels his life is going nowhere and heads north with Wayne in search of their rightful place in the culture of a nation.

Last Drinks

Last Drinks

Published: September 2005

It's closing time in the Queensland underworld. Last Drinks is brilliant, suspenseful and masterfully written.

Underground

Underground

Published: October 2006

Blistering, brilliant, corrosively sharp and blackly comic - the new novel from the Miles Franklin Award winner, Andrew McGahan.

Last Drinks (unabridged) 2XMP3

Last Drinks (unabridged) 2XMP3

Published: August 2004

A murder thriller set in the wake of the infamous inquiry into corruption in Queensland

White Earth (unabridged) 2XMP3

White Earth (unabridged) 2XMP3

Published: August 2004

One man's dreams rest on a young boy's shoulders in this rich novel set on the land, with all the makings of an Australian classic.

Last Drinks 8XSWC

Last Drinks 8XSWC

Published: October 2002

A decade has passed since the infamous inquiry into corruption that tore the state of Queensland apart. But for George Verney, disgraced journalist and bit player in the great scandals of the day, the inquiry has never quite been put to rest. After ten years of self imposed exile he reluctantly returns to Brisbane to confront the truth and to find a way to let the dead rest in peace.

The White Earth

The White Earth

Published: May 2004

A grand, pulsating novel about the power of the land and the passions of people trying to make it their own. McGahan has written a major new Australian novel.

Underground

Underground

Published: October 2007

Blistering, brilliant, corrosively sharp and blackly comic - the new novel from the Miles Franklin Award winner, Andrew McGahan, now in paperback.

Last Drinks

Last Drinks

Published: November 2001

It's closing time in the Queensland underworld. 'Last Drinks' is brilliant, suspenseful and masterly written.

White Earth and Last Drinks 4XMP3 in a gift box

White Earth and Last Drinks 4XMP3 in a gift box

Published: October 2006

Andrew McGahan at his double best!

Underground 2XMP3

Underground 2XMP3

Published: April 2007

A blistering and blackly comic look at an Australia transformed by the never-ending war on terror.

1988

1988

Published: September 1995

Prequel to McGahan's bestselling novel Praise. Gordon, failed writer and bottleshop boy, feels his life is going nowhere and heads north with Wayne in search of their rightful place in the culture of a nation.

Praise

Praise

Published: September 1995

Bestselling Vogel prize-winning novel about sex, drugs and alcohol, and about being young in Australia.

Praise

Praise

Published: April 1999

'McGahan's gritty, unflinching PRAISE is one of few Australian novels of the 90s that really matter.' David Marr

Wonders of a Godless World

Wonders of a Godless World

Published: October 2009

The witch, the virgin, the archangel, the duke and an orphan meet in the extraordinary new novel from the award-winning Andrew McGahan - an electrifying, tumultuous story of inner demons, desire and devastation, a powerful and apocalyptic tale that sweeps the reader from the beginning of time to the end of the earth.

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

Published: November 2011

From the award-winning author of Praise and The White Earth comes a magnificent young adult series about dominion and defiance, set upon the grey seas of a strange and compelling world ...

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings 1

Published: September 2012

Fate, courage, doom, defiance! The first stirring adventure in a brilliant series from award-winning author Andrew McGahan.

The Voyage of the Unquiet Ice: The Ship Kings 2

The Voyage of the Unquiet Ice: The Ship Kings 2

Published: November 2012

Courage, betrayal, an impossible journey. Dow's quest continues in this second adventure set upon the seas of a strange and compelling world. From award-winning author Andrew McGahan.

War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings bin

War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings bin

Published: August 2014

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