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Melissa Lucashenko's Edenglassie wins BookPeople's 2024 Adult Fiction Book of the Year
Posted 13.06.2024

Melissa Lucashenko's Edenglassie wins BookPeople's 2024 Adult Fiction Book of the Year

A huge congratulations to UQP author Melissa Lucashenko on winning the 2024 BookPeople Adult Fiction Book of the Year for her novel, Edenglassie.

The BookPeople Awards recognises three Australian new release books, that booksellers have selected as their favourite hand-sells in the previous year. These awards recognise outstanding works that have connected Australian writers with readers nationwide, underscoring the significance of booksellers in fostering a vibrant literary community. These awards honour the remarkable talents of Australian authors and celebrate the passionate booksellers who play a pivotal role in connecting these compelling stories with a wider audience.

In this epic novel set in Brisbane when First Nations people still outnumber the colonists, award-winning Goorie author Melissa Lucashenko tells two extraordinary stories set five generations apart.

When Mulanyin meets the beautiful Nita in Edenglassie, their saltwater people still outnumber the British. As colonial unrest peaks, Mulanyin dreams of taking his bride home to Yugambeh Country, but his plans for independence collide with white justice.

Two centuries later, fiery activist Winona meets Dr Johnny. Together they care for obstinate centenarian Granny Eddie, and sparks fly, but not always in the right direction. What nobody knows is how far the legacies of the past will reach into their modern lives.

In this brilliant epic, Melissa Lucashenko torches Queensland’s colonial myths, while reimagining an Australian future.