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Biography Julia Leigh

Julia Leigh’s debut novel The Hunter was a literary sensation in Australia and abroad. Named one of the 20 writers to watch in the 21st Century by the Observer (UK), she was co-winner of the 2000 Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year and winner of the Kathleen Mitchell Award. She was also shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Queensland Premier's Fiction Prize, The Age Book of the Year and the Nita May Dobbie Literary Award. Internationally, she was an inaugural participant in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative and won France’s Prix de L’Astrolabe and the Betty Trask Award in the UK. The Hunter was also named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her long-awaited novella Disquiet has sold all around the world.


The Hunter

Disquiet - novella

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