ACT Book of the Year 2020: Canberra's literary variety recognised in long-awaited shortlist

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
July 3 2021 - 2:00pm
John Clanchy, two-time winner of the ACT Book of the Year, whose latest novel has made the 2020 shortlist. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

From a glimmer of love through the darkness of war to the irrepressible bond between twins, via a history of an Australian rat under European colonisation, the shortlist for the ACT's most prominent writing prize shows the breadth of work from the region.


Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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