Tasmanian writer K. M. Kruimink has been awarded this year’s The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. Set in the 1800s, A Treacherous Country follows newly arrived migrant Gabriel Fox. Intent on finding a woman named Maryanne Maginn, Kruimink’s manscript sends Fox through the Tasmanian wilderness, accompanied by a guide who is not all he seems.
The award announcement was broadcast through the Allen & Unwin Facebook page. You can view it in full below.
Established in 1980, The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of the country’s most prestigious literary prizes. Awarded to an unpublished manuscript written by an author under thirty-five, it has launched the careers of some of Australia’s most famous writers. In addition to a $20,000 prize, the winner will have their manuscript published by Allen & Unwin, with an advance against royalties. Previous winners have included Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, and Andrew McGahan.
Submissions for the 2021 award are open now. For more info, check out the website.