Biography

Chris Womersley

THE LOW ROAD, Chris Womersley's debut novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book in 2008. His second novel, BEREFT, won the ABIA for Best Literary Fiction 2011, the Indie Award for Best Fiction 2011, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary award. His fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Granta New Writing 14, Best Australian Stories 2006, Best Australian Stories 2010, The Monthly, and The Age. In 2007, one of his short stories won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize. Womersley lives and writes in Sydney.

Chris Womersley

Books by Chris Womersley

by Chris Womersley - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Young petty criminal Lee wakes up in a seedy motel with a bullet in his side, a suitcase of stolen money, and only a hazy idea of how he got there. Wild, a drug-addicted doctor also taking refuge at the motel, is forced by the proprietor to save Lee's life and move Lee out before the police show up. The two strangers become traveling companions as they take off on the run. Meanwhile, the past is close behind as an aging gangster pursues them.