Deborah Robertson’s Careless

Western Australian Deborah Robertson has had her first novel, Careless, longlisted for Australia’s most prestigious literary prize – the Miles Franklin Award.

Deborah was born in Bridgetown in 1959. She now teaches creative writing at Murdoch University. Her first book was a collection of short stories called Proudflesh, published in 1997 by Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Both her books are available from your public library. (If they haven’t got them in stock, they can order them in.)

Careless tells of the aftermath of a massacre of children. The Matilda blog has collated different reviews of the novel and is well worth checking out:

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