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The Animals In That Country shortlisted for The Kitschies Gold Tentacle Award

We are thrilled that Laura Jean McKay's debut novel The Animals In That Country has been shortlisted for the The Kitschies Gold Tentacle Award. This award is for the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contains elements of the speculative or fantastic. 

The winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on Wedneday 21st July 2021, and receive a total of £2,000 in prize money, as well as one of the prize’s iconic Tentacle trophies. For more information and to see the other shortlisted novels, please visit The Kitschies website

Congratulations to Laura and all the other shortlisted authors!

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…

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The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

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