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Only the Animals

The souls of ten animals, each killed in a human conflict of the past century or so, tell the story of their deaths in turn. There is the camel killed in colonial Australia and the blue mussel killed in Pearl Harbour; the cat who died in the trenches in World War I and the bear who starved to death during the siege of Sarajevo; the dog who lost his life...

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 Blood Kin Cover Illustration

 Blood Kin

“Ceridwen Dovey’s mesmerizing novel lifts the lid on a dictatorship and its perilous aftermath...There is a hypnotic, languorous feel to the writing – even as the conclusion circles with the impatience of vultures over carrion.” – The Guardian (UK)

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News and Events

2015 Perth Writers Festival (19-22 February, 2015)

 Adelaide Writers' Week 2015 (28 Feb - 5 March, 2015)

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Only the Animals wins the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award

Listen to Ceridwen interviewed by Sarah L'Estrange for the wonderful Animal People series on ABC radio here and here

Watch the Only the Animals book trailer (directed by the brilliant Andre Sawenko and Ben Alpass at Penguin) here: www.youtube.com/embed/h2PzCgKXgKs

If you live in New South Wales, please consider signing the NSW Public Library Association's petition for better State Government funding for our public libraries and get involved in the campaign here

Blood Kin adapted for the stage at the Theatre Osnabrück in Germany as
DER KOCH, DER MALER UND DER BARBIER DES PRÄSIDENTEN (directed by Anne Lenk)

“Wine Farm Work” published in Granta online