Author(s): Kate Grenville
After a childhood of poverty and petty crime in the slums of London, William Thomhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the terms of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children to tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But his first glimpse of land for the taking awakens in him a desire he never had before: to own that land, no matter the cost to his soul. From the winner of the 2001 Orange Prize.
Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2006 and Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2006 and ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2006 and ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2006. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2006 and Age Book of the Year: Fiction 2006 and Booker Prize for Fiction 2006.