Eliza
Robertson

Awards

2013 Finalist

Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize

for My Sister Sang

Jury Citation

“A deftly-told story of two eavesdroppers, one a linguist, the other, professionally tuned to acoustics, who listen – over and over – to every scrap of a tragedy. Well-timed and yet still carefully fractured enough to be jarring, Eliza Robertson’s ‘My Sister Sang’ is a marvel of unexpected directions and sharp edges. Even with the distance and detachment of its characters from the centre of its disaster, there is no easy peace, no mere scientific examination of cause and effect: this is writing as carefully crafted and fine as pastry, with thin, perfect layers where every line serves to strengthen the rest.” — 2013 Journey Prize Jury (Miranda Hill, Miguel Syjuco, and Alison Pick)