The Davitt Awards 2019 Shortlists

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for this year's Davitt Awards!

The shortlisted books and authors include:

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

Children’s Crime Fiction:
- The Relic of the Blue Dragon by Rebecca Lim

True Crime:
- Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
- Siege by Deborah Snow

Eggshell Skull and Siege are also shortlisted for the Debut Crime Award.

The winners will be announced on the 31st August.

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



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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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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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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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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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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