Chris Womersley

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Chris Womersley
Born 1968
Melbourne, Victoria
Language English
Nationality Australian
Notable works The Low Road
Notable awards Ned Kelly Awards 2008
Years active 1998-

Chris Womersley (born 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian author of crime fiction, short stories and poetry. He trained as a radio journalist and has travelled extensively to such places as India, South-East Asia, South America, North America, and West Africa.[1] He currently lives in Melbourne.


  • 1998, The Australian Short Story Competition: commended for "Men and Women" [2]
  • 2006, Victorian Premier's Literary Award, Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer: shortlisted for The Low Road
  • 2007, Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize: winner for "The Possibility of Water"[3]
  • 2008, Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best First Novel: winner for The Low Road
  • 2011, ALS Gold Medal: shortlisted for Bereft[4]
  • 2011, Miles Franklin Award, shortlisted for "Bereft'.[5]

Note: references are provided on the individual Award pages.




  1. ^ Australian Crime Fiction Database
  2. ^ "The Australian Short Story Competition". Auslit. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Josephine Ulrick Prizes > Literature Prize Past Winners". Griffith University. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "ALS Gold Medal: The shortlist for the ALS Gold Medal for 2011". ASAL. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  6. ^ Scribe Publishing website Archived November 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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