In descending order from a list of 20 novels set in Victoria, readers placed the following five:
Perlman, Elliot, Three Dollars
Birch, Tony, Shadow Boxing
Lindsay, Joan, Picnic at Hanging Rock
Johnston, George, My Brother Jack
Ham, Rosalie, The Dressmaker
Tony Birch, Rosalie Ham and Elliott Perlman were present to accept their awards, with publisher Lisa Berryman accepting the award for My Brother Jack.
Reader recommendations for the reading list next summer include the work of Carole Wilkinson, Peter Mews, Raimond Gaita (nonfiction), Luke Davies, Tom Griffin, Peter Temple, Lily Brett, Gerald Murnane, Hal Porter, Dorothy Porter, Maureen McCarthy, Wendy James, Maurilia Meehan, Martin Boyd and Brian Castro. So it looks like this excellent interactive reading program will be with us for some time yet.