Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories, Sister Ships, which won the Age Book of the Year in 1986, and Letter to Constantine, which in 1994 won the Steele Rudd Award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. These collections were published in one volume by Picador in 2004 as The New Dark Age. In 2001 her first novel, Gilgamesh, was published and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, as well as a host of other awards. It was chosen as the Age Book of the Year for Fiction in 2002 and was also longlisted for the Orange Prize and the Dublin Impac. Gilgamesh has been published in Europe, the UK and the US, where it was a NY Times Notable Book in 2003, and an Editor’s Choice Book.
The Golden Age was published in 2014 and has won many awards including the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction and the 2015 Queensland Literary Award for Fiction.
Joan also won the 2015 Patrick White Award for a lifetime of outstanding contribution to Australian literature. In October 2015 she was named a State Living Treasure by the WA government.
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