‘This tale is deceptively simple. With beautiful prose, the narrative takes us deep into the territory of the imagination, aspirations and childhood loss. Vancouver is an elegant work, surprising and tenderly told.’
– Judges, People’s Choice Award (Premier’s Literary Awards)
Last night, Nick Earls won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Vancouver, the third novella in his Wisdom Tree collection (Inkerman & Blunt).
Earls has published two novellas with Griffith Review: ‘The Magnificent Amberson’ in 2010; and ‘Cargoes’, which was later published as Gotham, the first of the Wisdom Tree collection. As well as a victory for Earls, this award illustrates the value and popularity of the novella. With the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Griffith Review is proud to have been at the forefront of its revival. Now in its fifth year, Griffith Review’s The Novella Project continues to showcase the best emerging and established longform writing.