2019 Novel Prize Shortlist

It’s been another busy year(!) and I’m happy to be ending 2019 sharing these ten shortlisted authors and their novel titles. Thanks once again to all 90 who submitted and well done to those listed below. Additionally, well done to anyone who had success in our various competitions during the year. It’s been uplifting to follow your successes on social media so thank you to those sharing your ups (and downs)! Wishing everyone in the Retreat West community a happy and successful 2020!


  1. Aftershocks – Claire Jenkins
  2. Driverless – Sally Dickson
  3. Fixing Pete Hamilton – Sophie Kirkwood
  4. Sam – Anna Rivers
  5. Some Like It Cold – Vanessa Edwards
  6. T-Day – Christie Grimes
  7. The Kindness of Strangers – Elena Casas
  8. The Farmhouse – Dawn Miller
  9. The Miraculous Music of Clara Martinelli – Peter Howard
  10. The Street Sweeper – Bren Gosling

Well done to all of the above writers! We’ll be getting to work, reading the ten novels in January, so watch out on social media for updates, alternatively, subscribe to our newsletter and never miss an announcement.

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