Winner of the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript, Banjawarn by Josh Kemp, is now available on Spotify as an audiobook!
Banjawarn was the 2022 winner of the Ned Kelly award for best debut crime fiction and is described by Gemma Nisbet of the West Australian as "an impressive, propulsive debut laced with dark humour and a menacing undercurrent of violence that builds towards a brutal, vividly rendered conclusion."
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Love, friendship and hope are often found in the strangest places, but forgiveness is never simple, and the past lies buried just beneath the blood red topsoil. The only question is whether Hoyle should uncover it, or run as fast as his legs can take him.
Banjawarn is an unsettling debut from Josh Kemp. Echoing Cormac McCarthy’s haunting border trilogy and narrative vernacular that recalls the sparse lyricism of Randolph Stow and Tim Winton, this is a darkly funny novel that earns its place amongst the stable of Australian gothic literature.