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The Mary Smokes Boys: Miles Franklin, Books of the Year, New B-paperback edition

The Mary Smokes Boys is longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award

and named one of the books of 2010 by The Australian Book Review, The Adelaide Advertiser, Known Uknowns, Readings, Avid Reader and Riverbend books.

A new B-format reprint of the novel will be released by Transit Lounge in September 2011.

The Source of the Sound (win copies from the Griffith Review)

Scott Prize winning short story collection The Source of the Sound is out now with Salt Publishing in the UK, USA and Australia. Available from Readings, Salt Publishing, Abbeys and Avid Reader,, Amazon and good bookstores everywhere.


To go into the draw to win a copy from The Griffith Review, email your name and mailing address to with the subject line ‘Sound’, and tell us in which editions of Griffith REVIEW Patrick’s works have appeared.

(clue: visit and search for contributors)

Winners of the 2010 Scott Prize in Conversation

Dear Susannah and Tom, let’s begin with the old chestnut:

When, like me, you are aware of the prejudices facing story collections – I say ‘aware’ rather than ‘understand’ because I don’t understand them – why do you write short stories?

Mary Smokes Boys Launch at Avid Reader: Wed, 11 August 2010


Krissy Kneen and Patrick Holland will Launch The Mary Smokes Boys at Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane

Patrick Holland – The Mary Smokes Boys Details:
Registration for this event is open from: Fri 4th Jun10 -Tue 10th Aug10
Where: Avid Reader Bookshop – West End, Qld
Date: Wed 11th Aug10 -Wed 11th Aug10
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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