Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Peter Temple wins 2010 Miles Franklin Award

Author Peter Temple has won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier literary prize. (Herald Sun). Temple’s crime fiction book, Truth, makes history for being the first work of genre fiction to win the award, which was established in 1957. Woo-hoo!

Truth follows Inspector Stephen Villani, the head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad, and a series of grisly murders he is investigating in Melbourne.

Read about Peter Temple in January Magazine.

Hat Tip to Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise.


Priscilla said...

I read "Broken Shore" and loved it. Wish Peter Temple was more widely available here. Unfortunately,the economy has damaged the international book availablity in the US, and I miss all those fresh voices like Temple.

Anonymous said...

Sad to say I have only just discovered him , as an avid thriller reader I would have to place him with the best - easy!