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Awards acclaim for The Animals In That Country

We are delighted that Laura Jean McKay's exceptional novel The Animals in That Country has had phenomenal awards recogition in Australia.

Here's everything the book has been nominated for/won so far: 

2021 ABIA SMALL PUBLISHERS’ ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR - WINNER 2021 

AUREALIS AWARDS' BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL - SHORTLISTED 2021

MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD - LONGLISTED 2021 

THE STELLA PRIZE - SHORTLISTED 2021 

VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION - WINNER 2021 

VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD FOR LITERATURE - WINNER 2021

THE READINGS PRIZE FOR NEW AUSTRALIAN FICTION - SHORTLISTED

Congratulations to Laura!

The Animals in That Country

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She’s never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft spot for a young dingo called Sue.

As disturbing news arrives of a pandemic sweeping the country, Jean realises this is no ordinary flu: its chief symptom is that its victims…

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The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

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