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The Animals In That Country shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

We are delighted to announce that Laura Jean McKay's debut novel The Animals In That Country has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

The award is given annually for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The winning novel will be announced in September 2021. For more information and to see the other shortlisted authors, visit the Arthur C. Clarke website.

Congratulations to Laura and the other shortlisted authors!

The Animals in That Country

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

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

Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed grandma Jean has never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park.

Then, a strange pandemic begins sweeping the country, its chief symptom that its victims begin to understand the language of animals. Many infected people lose their minds, including Jean’s son, Lee.

When he takes off with Kimberly, Jean follows, with Sue the…

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The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

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