The Big Fellow (novel)

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The Big Fellow
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First edition
Author Vance Palmer
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Angus and Robertson, Australia
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by Seedtime
Followed by

The Big Fellow (1959) is the last novel by Australian author Vance Palmer. It won the 1959 Miles Franklin Award.[1]

This is the third in the author's Golconda trilogy of novels, following Golconda (1948) and Seedtime (1957).

Story outline[edit]

The novel continues the story of the Big Fellow, Macy Donovan, a politician in Queensland. Now 50 he is about to take over the role of Premier as the incumbent, Wardle, departs for a cosy job in London.


  1. ^ "Vance Palmer Novel Wins Franklin Award". The Canberra Times, 19 March 1960. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
To the Islands
Miles Franklin Award recipient
Succeeded by
The Irishman