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 Andrew McGahan

The Ocean of the Dead: Ship Kings 4

Published: August 2016

The cataclysmic final book in the Ship Kings series. In search of a new world, Dow and Nell must face the final frontier - the treacherous Doldrums. Their journey will be filled with wonders; the rewards could be great - but the cost might be everything, for there are good reasons why none who have sailed the Ocean of the Dead have returned to tell the tale.

The War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings 3

Published: May 2016

Dow Amber faces terrifying monsters and devastating betrayal as he is drawn into a battle that threatens to destroy everything he has ever loved. The third gripping instalment in this epic adventure by the award-winning author, Andrew McGahan.

The War of the Four Isles: Ship Kings 3

Published: August 2014

Dow Amber faces terrifying monsters and devastating betrayal as he is drawn into a battle that threatens to destroy everything he has ever loved. The third gripping instalment in this epic adventure by the award-winning author, Andrew McGahan.

The Voyage of the Unquiet Ice: Ship Kings 2

Published: August 2014

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.

The Voyage of the Unquiet Ice: 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.

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 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 White Earth

Published: November 2010

Special edition of the 2005 Miles Franklin Award winner, published to commemorate Allen + Unwin's 20th birthday celebrations.

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

Wonders of a Godless World

Published: August 2010

Suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in an electrifying, tumultuous work of the imagination - a powerful and apocalyptic tale of madness and revenge, desire and devastation, you'll be swept from the beginning of time to the end of the earth.

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.

Underground

Published: October 2007

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

Underground

Published: October 2006

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

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

Published: September 2005

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

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

Published: September 2005

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

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.

Last Drinks

Published: November 2001

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

Praise

Published: April 1999

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

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

Published: September 1995

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

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