Friday Reads: Previous Prize Winners

The Impress Prize 2017 is now officially open! In our quest to discover new talent we are accepting submissions of 6,000 words and the winner can expect a contract to publish with us.

1. The Joyce Girl – Annabel Abbs


This historical fiction has gone on to be published by Hachette Australia. Find out more here.

2. Click Double Click – James Calum Campbell

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James Calum Campbell went on to write The Seven Trials of Cameron-Strange, also published by Impress. Find out more here.

3. The Lost Journals Of Pedro Piscator & Other Tales – Lachlan Plain

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This was the last collection of short stories to win the prize. Find out more here.

4. Imagining Vietnam – Elizabeth McLean

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Republished as The Swallows Uncaged, this winning novel is now popular around the globe. Find out more here.

5. The Farewell Symphony – Edmund Bealby Wright


This 2010 winner is still a popular read. Find out more here.

6. Homesick – Roshi Fernadno


Seventeen short stories are combined in this collection to tell the story of a community. Find out more here.

7. SAS Operation Galia – Robert Hann


An autobiographical tale of a paratrooper’s experiences. Find out more here.

8. Consider The Lilies – Carol Fenlan


This winner of the prize from way back is about a girl growing up in the 1960s. Find out more here.

Any questions about the prize? Tweet us @ImpressBooks1, visit the Impress Prize website or email


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