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Rohan Wilson

Rohan Wilson

Rohan Wilson was named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists in 2012. His debut novel, The Roving Party, won the 2011 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award as well as the Margaret Scott Prize, Tasmanian Literary Awards in 2013 and NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2012. To Name Those Lost won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the Adelaide Festival Award for Best Novel. He lives in Tasmania.

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Latest reviews

  • “Fierce, brutal, brilliant, beautiful — it’s hard to find enough superlatives to describe this hard gem of a novel by young Australian novelist Rohan Wilson.”
    — Star Tribune, Mar 20 2017
  • “Wilson achieves his meaning by relentlessly juxtaposing opposites.”
    — Fiction Writers Review, Feb 27 2017
  • “Definitely worthy of attention, [Wilson's] work is big: it encompasses large, important themes, and at the same time, is completely unique.”
    — The Bowed Bookshelf, Feb 7 2017
  • “Wilson’s beautiful writing stands out in harsh contrast to the world of violence, heartache, and human suffering he depicts. [...] I loved this book, and I’m so glad to discover Rohan Wilson.”
    — Historical Novels Review, Feb 1 2017
  • “Readers who admired the propulsive plotting, atmospheric sense of place, and fierce family loyalty in Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers and Cormac McCarthy's The Road should be equally taken with Wilson's (The Roving Party) superb novel. Highly recommended.”
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Jan 27 2017
  • “Wilson’s evocation of the Tasmanian setting is pitch-perfect, as are his characterization and the suspense maintained throughout this exquisitely wrought novel.”
    — Booklist (Starred Review), Jan 26 2017
  • “This is a satisfying, grimy adventure about a reciprocal violence that pollutes.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Jan 2 2017
  • “...a fast-paced, hard-nosed fable about revenge, pursuit, and the search for a moral compass in a place where chaos and rage and injustice set every dial wildly aquiver.”
    — Kirkus Reviews, Nov 22 2016


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