Peter Temple

As Susan Wyndham in "The Sydney Morning Herald" so rightly points out, 2006 has been a big year for Peter Temple. His latest novel, The Broken Shore, "won Temple a fifth Ned Kelly Award for crime writing but also took out the Colin Roderick Award for the best book about Australia, the best general fiction award from the Australian book industry and - unheard of for a crime book - was shortlisted for the country's top fiction award, the Miles Franklin." Longlisted actually, but let's not quibble. Now Temple has been awarded a two-year $90,000 fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts. All power to his writing arm.

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