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The winner of the 2022 Vogel Award announced

The winner of the 2022 Vogel Award announced

Author Nell Pierce has won this year's Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for her novel, A Place Near Eden.

The winner of the Australia/Vogel Literary Award is awarded $20 000 for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under 35 years.

The Award is considered Australia’s most prestigious and oldest prize, launching the careers of some of Australia’s biggest writers such as, Tim Winton, Kate Grenville and Andrew McGahan.

Published by Allen & Unwin, A Place Near Eden is a part mystery, part family drama which follows Matilda and her foster brother, Sem, as they reconnect after five long years. But when she moves out to the coast near Eden to house sit with Sem, he begins to disappear again and Matilda is yet again haunted by their past.

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