The shortlist is out and once again with a strong ANZL presence, including an all-ANZL fiction list. Congratulations to: Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize shortlisters ANZL Fellow Lloyd Jones for The Cage (Penguin Random House), ANZL Fellow Fiona Kidman for This Mortal Boy (Penguin Random House), ANZL member Kate Duignan for The New Ships (Victoria University Press), ANZL member Vincent O’Sullivan for All This by Chance (Victoria University Press); for the Mary and Peter Biggs Awards for Poetry ANZL members Helen Heath for Are Friends Electric? (Victoria University Press) and Therese Lloyd for The Facts (Victoria University Press). Congratulations to ANZL Fellow Maurice Gee whose Memory Pieces (Victoria University Press) is shortlisted for The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction. For the complete list and further details see here.

'Does historical fiction allow an escape from reality or promote a confrontation with it?' - Thom Conroy

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