The Davitt Awards 2019 Longlists

We are delighted to announce that several of our authors have been longlisted across five categories for this year's Davitt Awards!

The longlisted books and authors include:

Adult Crime Fiction:
- Into the Night by Sarah Bailey
- Bluebottle by Belinda Castles
- The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood
- The Far-Back Country by Kate Lyons
- The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
- Fool’s Gold by Fleur McDonald
- Where the River Runs by Fleur McDonald
- The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
- The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles
- The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady
- Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby

Debut Crime Fiction:
- Bluebottle by Belinda Castles
- The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
- The Wolf Hour by Sarah Myles
- The Yellow House by Emily O’Grady

Young Adult Crime Fiction:
- White Night by Ellie Marney
- After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson

Children’s Crime Fiction:
- Shine Mountain by Julie Hunt
- The Relic of the Blue Dragon by Rebecca Lim
- The Endsister by Penni Russon

True Crime:
- Wedderburn by Maryrose Cuskelly
- Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
- The Darkest Web by Eileen Ormsby
- Siege by Deborah Snow

The shortlists will be announced in early July.

The rest of the longlists and more information can be found here.

 

 

The Endsister

by Penni Russon

Unforgettable characters, chaotic family life and an intriguing ghost story combine in this funny, absorbing tale of a family who inherit a mansion on the other side of the world.

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Shine Mountain

by Julie Hunt

An epic adventure from the author of Song for a Scarlet Runner about a girl who finds a magical musical instrument, a boy from a travelling medicine show, and their perilous journey to a mysterious land.

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After the Lights Go Out

by Lili Wilkinson

What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

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The Relic of the Blue Dragon: Children of the Dragon 1

by Rebecca Lim

When Harley Spark accidentally releases Qing, one of five dragon sisters, from the ancient vase she's been trapped in for centuries, he is soon on a dangerous international mission with Qing to find and free her four sisters.

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White Night

by Ellie Marney

Bo Mitchell has little on his mind except school, footy and friends. Rory Wild has grown up on a nearby commune and is attending a 'normal' high school for the first time. Bo is determined to find out everything about her, even her secrets...

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Into the Night

by Sarah Bailey

The riveting follow-up to The Dark Lake, acclaimed debut novel and international bestseller.

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Bluebottle

by Belinda Castles

With sea-salt authenticity, Belinda Castles sets the Bright family in the sprawling paradise of Bilgola Beach. But darkness is found both in the iconic setting as well as in the disturbing behaviour of one of the family.

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The Spotted Dog

by Kerry Greenwood

Intrepid baker and erstwhile investigator Corinna Chapman returns triumphantly in her first adventure in seven years.

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The Far-Back Country

by Kate Lyons

A superbly written and compelling novel about the bonds of family and home set against the outback landscape.

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The Jade Lily

by Kirsty Manning

The Jade Lily is a sweeping story of friendship, loyalty, love and identity from the popular author of The Midsummer Garden.

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Fool's Gold

by Fleur McDonald

Written with Fleur's trademark warmth and outstanding storytelling, newly badged Detective Dave Burrows and his reluctant wife arrive in the West Australian goldfields town of Barrabine where gold stealing is rife and the prospectors live by their own tough rules.

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Where the River Runs

by Fleur McDonald

In the tradition of the acclaimed Red Dust, Where the River Runs is a brilliantly told rural story of long-held family secrets by an author at the forefront of rural fiction, Fleur McDonald.

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

by Kate Morton

Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world.

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The Wolf Hour

by Sarah Myles

A gripping thriller set in Africa about a young aid worker in danger and the lengths to which her family will go to save her. Edge-of-your-seat suspense combines with a compelling family drama in this story of power, greed and salvation.

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The Yellow House

by Emily O'Grady

The winner of the prestigious literary award that has launched over a hundred authors - The Australian/Vogel's Literary award

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Cedar Valley

by Holly Throsby

From the author of the bestselling novel, GOODWOOD, comes a compelling mystery set deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.

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Wedderburn

by Maryrose Cuskelly

The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best

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Eggshell Skull

by Bri Lee

'Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it' - Helen Garner

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Siege

by Deborah Snow

Hurtling towards its inevitable and tragic conclusion, Deborah Snow draws us into a vortex of police missteps, extraordinary bravery and profound grief to reveal what happened during that awful day.

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Darkest Web

by Eileen Ormsby

Hitmen for hire, drugs for sale. Inside the dangerous world that lurks beneath the bright, friendly light of your internet screen

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