Monday, May 26, 2008

Celebrate Awards Week with free books, part II: The Broken Shore

He's one of the sharpest minds, wickedest wits and most graceful prose stylists in crime fiction. He won the world's biggest crime-fiction prize last year, and he deserved it. He's Peter Temple, the prize-winning novel is The Broken Shore, and the good folks at Picador USA have now issued it in paperback.

Detectives Beyond Borders has a copy to send to the first reader who correctly answers this skill-testing question:

Temple, who has lived and worked in Australia for about thirty years but did not grow up there, once told an interviewer that:

"If you come to a new society in midlife, your perceptions are sharper. Everything in Australia was strange to me. It’s an English-speaking country but it’s quite unlike England or America. It’s a very interesting and complex society, with lots of problems, and also a very egalitarian one."
Of what country is Peter Temple a native?

If you know the answer (and you have not won a Detectives Beyond Borders competition in the past three months), send it, along with your name and postal address, to detectivesbeyondborders(at)earthlink(dot)net.

And don't forget your chance to win a newly arrived copy of Fred Vargas' latest, This Night's Foul Work.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Peter as your competition has started just as mine has finished and mine has been won by someone on your side of the Atlantic we could save on postage if your copy of The Broken Shore was won by a European. ;O)

I know the answer but I expect I am not allowed to enter.

May 26, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Hmm, on what grounds would I bar you from entering? That you know the answer? That doesn't seem quite the straight bat, somehow.

May 26, 2008  

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