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The Animals in That Country shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

We are delighted to announce that Laura Jean McKay’s debut novel The Animals in That Country has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

The award is given annually for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The winning novel will be announced in September 2021. For more information and to see the other shortlisted authors, visit the Arthur C. Clarke website.

Congratulations to Laura and the other 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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