Michelle de KRETSER wins the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
MELBOURNE NOVELIST Michelle de Kretser has won the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the biggest of the New South Wales Premier’s literary prizes announced in Sydney on May 19, 2008. Her third novel, The Lost Dog, also won the Book of the Year Award.
The Lost Dog was first published in Australia by Allen and Unwin in November 2007. The British edition is published by Chatto and Windus in May 2008.
DE KRETSER Michelle [1958-] Novelist. Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). Novels The Lost Dog (2007: winner of the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction); The Hamilton Case (2002: winner of the 2004 Encore Award and the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Southeast Asia and South Pacific); The Rose Grower (1999) Edited Brief Encounters: Stories of Love, Sex & Travel (1998)