Shortlist year: 2014

Shortlist category: Fiction

Published by: The Text Publishing Company

A spellbinding meditation on art and life that travels from Eastern Europe to Northern Australia, from World War II to the present. In this entrancing book from one of our most original writers, we meet European dissidents from the age of postwar communism, artists in remote Australia, snake hunters, opal miners and desert magic healers. Belomor is a meditation on time, and loss: on how the most bitter recollections bring happiness, and the meaning of a secret rests in the thoughts surrounding it.

About the author

Nicolas Rothwell

Nicolas Rothwell is the award-winning author of BelomorHeaven & Earth, Wings of the Kite-Hawk, Another Country, The Red Highway and Journeys to the Interior. He is a senior writer for the Australian.