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The Boat Wins Australia's Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction

November 3rd, 2009

Nam Le’s The Boat won Australia’s richest literary prize, the $100,000 (Aus) Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, established last year.

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. The awards, held annually, recognise literature’s importance to national identity, community and economy. For more information, click here.

The seven stories in Nam Le’s masterful collection The Boat take us across the globe, from the slums of Colombia to Iowa City; from the streets of Tehran to a foundering vessel in the South China Sea. They guide us to the heart of what it means to be human—and herald the arrival of a remarkable new writer.

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