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The Animals in That Country wins Aurealis Award

Laura Jean McKay’s The Animals in That Country has won an Aurealis Award, tied with Repo Virtual by Corey J White for Best Science Fiction Novel at this year’s awards.

The Aurealis Awards were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, to recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Congratulations to Laura, Corey, and all the other winners.

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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