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Self-published Aussie novel longlisted for Republic of Consciousness Prize

Brisbane author Nicholas John Turner’s debut self-published novel Hang Him When He Is Not There has been longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize.

Turner’s novel, which was sold into the UK and Ireland to Birmingham-based small press Splice in May last year, was praised by judges as ‘the novel as hall of mirrors, and it rewards you for following it to the end’.

The annual Republic of Consciousness Prize, which recognises ‘brave, bold and brilliant’ literature from small presses, is open to publishers with fewer than five full-time employees. The shortlist will be announced on 2 March, with the winner announced on 28 March.

This news story first appeared in Books+Publishing on 16 January 2019. Books+Publishing is Australia’s leading source of print and digital news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the latest industry news, announcements, job advertisements, events, trends and more.


Category: Book awards