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Knox Joins Gee And Ihimaera On Prize Shortlist

Knox Joins Gee And Ihimaera On Prize Shortlist

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Bestselling author Elizabeth Knox joins two other NZ writers on the nine book shortlist for Best Book, South Pacific & South East Asia Region of the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Elizabeth Knox, best-known for her bestselling and multi-award winning novel. "The Vintner's Luck", has been shortlisted for her vampire novel "Daylight". This compelling and otherworldly novel was published to acclaim both here and overseas last year.

With her penetrating explorations of character, and their balance of a starchy propriety with the thirst for the sensual intimacy of shared blood, Knox raises the literary bar for vampire tales. THE SEATTLE TIMES

[an] illuminating tour-de-force... on a par with the best Anne Rice has to offer... a multi-layered dazzler from a starred review in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (US)

Vibrant, multifaceted characters and a spellbinding mystery make Daylight utterly engrossing, utterly satisfying. from a starred review by Kristine Huntley in BOOKLIST (US)

The shortlist includes two other NZ writers, Maurice Gee and Witi Ihimaera.

The finalists for Best Book, South Pacific & South East Asia Region are:

The Hamilton Case by Michelle de Kretser (Knopf Australia)

Burke's Soldier by Alan Atwood (Penguin Viking Australia)

The Scornful Moon by Maurice Gee (Penguin New Zealand)

Daylight by Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press, New Zealand)

My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey (Faber & Faber)

Sky Dancer by Witi Ihimaera (Penguin, New Zealand)

The Point by Marion Halligan (Allen & Unwin, Australia)

Homecoming by Adib Khan (Flamingo, Australia)

Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman (Picador, Australia)


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