18 December 2009

ACT Book of the Year

Congratulations to Canberra author Nicholas Drayson, whose book A Guide to the Birds of East Africa : A Novel is announced by the Chief Minister as the 2009 ACT Book of the Year.

In an unanimous decision the ACT Cultural Council considered A Guide to the Birds of East Africa to be an observant novel with an effective and sustained tone. It tells the story of widower, Mr Malik, who is secretly in love with Rose Mbikwa, a woman who leads weekly bird walks for the East African Ornithological Society.

Borrow a copy from ACT Public Libraries in standard and large print or find details of the 2009 short list and previous winners of the ACT Book of the Year from the ACT Virtual Library.