The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of the most original literary awards and is Australia’s richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. The award is open to a resident of Australia who has a manuscript of the novel ready for submission. This year’s winner is Paul D. Carter, a 32 year-old teacher, who has written a coming of age novel Eleven Seasons. Overnight this aspiring novelist found himself in the very illustrious company of writers such as Tim Winton, Kate Grenville and Andrew McGahan, all of whose writing careers were launched after winning this award. Well done Andrew, congratulations! … and for those of you who are looking for great suggestions on what to read next here is a great opportunity to be one of the first to read a book by a rising star!