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The Animals in That Country Longlisted for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Congratulations to Laura Jean McKay whose book The Animals in That Country has been longlisted for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award, and to all authors on the longlist.

Laura has also won the Victorian Prize for Literarture, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the ABIA Small Publisher’s Adult Book of the Year Award. She has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the 2020 Aurealis Awards’ Best Science Fiction Novel and the 2020 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction.

The Animals in That Country

WINNER OF THE 2021 VICTORIAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE 2021 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION
A SLATE AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD

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…

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