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The Animals In That Country wins Arthur C. Clarke Award

We are thrilled that Laura Jean McKay's brilliant debut novel The Animals In That Country has won 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. McKay wins prize money of £2021, as part of a tradition that sees the annual award money rise incrementally by year from the year 2001 in memory of Clarke, whose 2001: A Space Odyssey was published in 1968.

For more information and to see the shortlisted authors, visit the Arthur C. Clarke website here.

Congratulations to Laura!

The Animals in That Country

WINNER OF 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 dingo…

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