Shortlist year: 
2014
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
Black Pepper

About the book

Book cover - Eldershaw by Stephen Edgar

A children’s game in an overgrown garden is the first hint of a troubling presence in the old house ‘Eldershaw’. But is the haunting a memory of the past inscribed in the stonework or a discord the occupants have brought with them?

Eldershaw is a brilliant piece of ‘uncanny’ fiction… alive and convincing at every point, crackling with engagement and intensity.

Martin Duwell, Australian Poetry Review

[A] wonderful love poem and elegy… [of] almost unbearable poignancy. The final dateless narrative, ‘The Pool’, is a high point of Australian poetry.

Geoffrey Lehmann, The Weekend Australian