We’re delighted that Brian Castro has won the Patrick White Literary Award. This award is for an author’s body of work and was founded by White with the proceeds of his Nobel Prize for Literature. Giramondo has published four of Castro’s works, Shanghai Dancing, The Garden Book, The Bath Fugues and Street to Street.

The judges praised Castro for his ‘outstanding contribution to Australian Literature, his continued willingness to take imaginative risks and be ‘blackly playful’, and his evident potential to produce more significant work…’

For the full judges’ citation, click here.

To read Castro’s acceptance speech, click here.