More Award News for Aussie Crime Fiction

The Asher Literary Award is named after Mrs Helen Waltraud Rosalie Asher who came to Australia as a post-WWII German refugee from fascism. The award is won by a female author of a literary work which carries an anti-war message or theme. The 2011 winner was announced yesterday (1 September) in Melbourne and one of two joint winners this year is P.M. Newton for THE OLD SCHOOL. The other winner is Roberta Lowing for RUIN, a poetry collection exploring the tragedy of the Iraq War.  Among the many social and political themes THE OLD SCHOOL tackles with sensitivity and intelligence is the long-lasting fallout from the Vietnam War.

Fair Dinkum Crime congratulates Pam (PM) on her well deserved win.

4 thoughts on “More Award News for Aussie Crime Fiction

  1. This is excellent news. From having read the reviews of this book, it sounded like a very good read with social issues and good sense of history and place, as well as writing.
    I have to try to find this. It’s been on my TBR list.
    Hopefully, it will get to the States some time soon.


    • i read it, my book club read it, and we ALL loved it. bought it for friends and family…. a bloody brilliant read. i just wish the damn author would hurry up and finish the sequel. can’t wait to hear the next part!


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