Questions of Travel

Synopsis

A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events.Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people, places and stories - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia.Award-winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel, work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now. Wonderfully written, Questions of Travel is an extraordinary work of imagination - a transformative, very funny and intensely moving novel.Winner, 2013 Miles Franklin Literary AwardWinner, 2013 ALS Gold MedalWinner, 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for FictionWinner, 2013 WA Premier's Book Awards - Premier's PrizeWinner, 2013 WA Premier's Book Awards - Fiction 
Michelle de Kretser
About the author

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was 14. Educated in Melbourne and Paris, Michelle has worked as a university tutor, an editor and a book reviewer. She is the author of The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case, which won the Commonwealth Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region) and the UK Encore Prize, and The Lost Dog, which was widely praised by writers such as AS Byatt, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd and won a swag of awards, including: the 2008 NSW Premier's Book of the Year Award and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and the 2008 ALS Gold Medal. The Lost Dog was also shortlisted for the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, the Western Australian Premier's Australia-Asia Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Asia-Pacific Region) and Orange Prize's Shadow Youth Panel. It was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Questions of Travel was the winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, the Prime Ministers Literary Award for Fiction and the Western Australian Premier's Prize and Award for Fiction.

Books by Michelle de Kretser

Related articles

Podcast: Book Chat – 2021 Better Reading Top 100

Podcast

13 May 2021

Podcast: Book Chat – 2021 Better Reading Top 100

    Breaking News: Announcing the 2021 Better Reading Top 100

    News | Awards | Book Life | Events & Festivals

    12 May 2021

    Breaking News: Announcing the 2021 Better Reading Top 100

      Podcast: Adam Thompson on Aboriginal Heritage, Muttonbirding and Storytelling

      Podcast

      12 May 2021

      Podcast: Adam Thompson on Aboriginal Heritage, Muttonbirding and Storytelling

        Live Book Event: Amanda Hampson, Author of Lovebirds

        News | Events & Festivals

        10 May 2021

        Live Book Event: Amanda Hampson, Author of Lovebirds

          Podcast: Nikki Gemmell on Writing About Australia's Dark History

          Podcast

          10 May 2021

          Podcast: Nikki Gemmell on Writing About Australia's Dark History

            Podcast: Kate Foster on Raising a Neurodiverse Child

            Podcast

            6 May 2021

            Podcast: Kate Foster on Raising a Neurodiverse Child

              Heartfelt with a Touch of Magic: Read an Extract from A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

              Kids & Ya

              5 May 2021

              Heartfelt with a Touch of Magic: Read an Extract from A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

              Podcast: Book Chat – Episode 9

              Podcast

              4 May 2021

              Podcast: Book Chat – Episode 9

                Podcast: Nicola Moriarty on Growing up in a Family of Storytellers

                Podcast

                3 May 2021

                Podcast: Nicola Moriarty on Growing up in a Family of Storytellers

                  Podcast: Lisa Harding on Growing Up Around Addiction and the Power of Escapism

                  Podcast

                  30 April 2021

                  Podcast: Lisa Harding on Growing Up Around Addiction and the Power of Escapism

                    COMMENTS

                    Leave a Reply

                    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *