Robert Engwerda

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Robert Engwerda

Author Information
Engwerda, Robert

About the Author

Robert Engwerda was born in the Netherlands, his family later settling in northern Victoria. His occupations have included fruit picker, factory worker, clerk, secondary school teacher and educational publisher. His first novel, Backwaters, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2005, and in 2007 he won a place in the Australian Society of Authors' highly regarded mentorship program. Robert currently lives in Melbourne.

MOSQUITO CREEK - Robert Engwerda

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mosquito Creek
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Niall Kennedy
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Victorian Goldfields
Year of Publication: 

Currently Reading - Mosquito Creek, Robert Engwerda

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Like I'd have a book set in the Victorian Goldfields lying around here for long.   It's just fascinating to read anything set in this vast part of Victoria, in the days of the goldrush - although this book is set somewhere higher and on the other side of Bendigo from me :)  Mind you, reading about floods in the goldfields - strangely alluring after this drought...

From the Blurb:

Under ceaseless rains, the Murray has burst its banks and engulfed the remote Mosquito Creek goldfield.  Life on the diggings just got even tougher.