‘Invisible Boys’ nominated for Victorian Premier’s book award

WA author Holden Sheppard’s debut novel Invisible Boys has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Book Award.

Launched in 1985, the award is Australia’s richest book award with $25,000 prize money for each category. Category winners go in the running to pick up the Victorian Literature Prize worth $100,000.

Invisible Boys is listed in the Young Adult Fiction category alongside How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox published by Pan Macmillan Australia and This is How We Change the Ending by Vikki Wakefield fromText Publishing.

On social media Sheppard commented that he was “stoked” to be among the nominees, praising the work of the other authors who were nominated.

The winners of the awards will be announced in early 2020.

OIP Staff