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An superbly written novel by an up-and-coming author with loads of talent, who uses language in a fresh and vivid way An engaging, compassionate, feel-good story set in a coastal hippy town in the 1960s and 1970s Set at the end of the whaling days this is the story of an eccentric character's search for forgiveness and redemption Nerida Newton's first novel, The Lambing Flat, won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award and was shortlisted for several other awards including the 2002 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' prize Death of a Whaler is Newton's second novel Will be loved by both readers and critics
Nerida Newton was born in Brisbane, and has since lived in Malaysia, South Africa and the UK. Her first novel, The Lambing Flat, won the Queensland Premier's award for an emerging author, and was shortlisted for The Australian/Vogel award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the Asia/Pacific region (first book) and One Book One Brisbane. In 2004, she was named by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Australia's best young novelists. Nerida currently lives in Brisbane with her husband and son.