Marcella Polain shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize


The Edge of the World by Marcella Polain was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in the category of Best First Novel in South East Asia and the South Pacific this week.

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize is a prestigious annual event which rewards and celebrates excellence in contemporary fiction writing throughout the Commonwealth.

Praise for The Edge of the World

“an intense, stark, poetic… moving work.” Nicholas Jose

“an unforgettable, courageous and moving act of poetic testimony, which will make an important contribution to the rewriting of the historic truth of the Armenian Genocide.” Marion Campbell

“…blazes brilliantly with historical revelation… A lyrically haunting novel, utterly entrancing and compelling.” Gail Jones


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