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Chris Womersley

About

Chris Womersley is the bestselling author of the novels The Low RoadBereft, Cairo, The Diplomat and City of Crows, and the short story collection A Lovely and Terrible Thing. He has been published in the UK, US and Europe, has received the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, an Indie Award for Best Fiction, an ABIA Award for Literary Fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Gold Dagger Award for International Crime Fiction, The Age Book of the Year and the ALS Gold Medal for Literature. Chris’s short fiction has appeared in GrantaThe Best Australian Stories, Meanjin and Griffith Review and the anthologies Where there’s SmokeSleepers X and Meanjin A-Z, and has also won or been shortlisted for numerous prizes. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and son.

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