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The Animals in That Country shortlisted for an Aurealis

We’re thrilled that Laura Jean McKay is a finalist for the 2020 Aurealis Awards’ Best Science Fiction Novel for The Animals in That Country. Discover the full shortlist here.

Congratulations to Laura and all the shortlisted authors.

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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Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay is a writer and a lecturer in creative writing at…

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