Shortlist year: 
2018
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Giramondo Publishing

About the book

Book cover - border districts by Gerald Murnane.
Winner

Conceived as Gerald Murnane's last work of fiction, Border Districts was written after the author moved from Melbourne to a small town on the western edge of the Wimmera Plains, near the border with South Australia. The narrator of this fiction has made a similar move, from a capital city to a remote town in the border country, where he intends to spend the last years of his life. It is a time for exploring the enduring elements of his experience, as these exist in his mind, not as an integral landscape now, but as image-fragments.