Shortlist year: 
2012
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
The Text Publishing Company

About the book

Book cover - Kinglake-350 by author Adrian Hyland

Kinglake-350 is a masterpiece of writing about family, community, country life and what happens when a day of ultimate terror arrives.

Adrian Hyland takes a dramatic and compelling sequence of events on that day and weaves them into a picture of universal significance and deep fascination. Black Saturday was a many-headed monster in whose wake stories of grief, heroism and desolation erupted all over the state of Victoria.

This is a book about the monster—and the heroism of those who confronted it.