Win one of 20 copies of Snake Island by Ben Hobson, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

Snake Island takes you to the limits of human emotion. A vivid, consuming dive into family loyalty, violence, and the hearts broken when the two collide.’ Candice Fox, bestselling author of Crimson Lake

Vernon and Penelope Moore never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he hit his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment.

But when retired teacher Vernon hears that Caleb is being regularly visited and savagely bashed by a local criminal as the police stand by, he knows he has to act. What has his life been as a father if he turns his back on his son in his hour of desperate need? He realises with shame that he has failed Caleb. But no longer.

The father of the man bashing Caleb is head of a violent crime family. The town lives in fear of him but Vernon is determined to fix things in a civilised way, father to father. If he shows respect, he reasons, it will be reciprocated. But how wrong he is.

And what hell has he brought down on his family?

Reading like a morality tale Western but in a starkly beautiful Australian setting, Snake Island is a propulsive literary thriller written with great clarity and power. It will take you to the edge and keep you there long after the final page is turned.

‘A rollicking tale of crime, corruption, and vengeance.’ Mark Brandi, bestselling author of Wimmera 

‘Remarkable. Ben Hobson’s characters are deeply flawed, deeply human and beautifully realised. Part Western, part Greek tragedy, part morality tale – yet wholly original.’ Chris Hammer, bestselling author of Scrublands

To find out more about this great read, go to www.allenandunwin.com

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Winners for this competition

  1. E. McKeown - VIC
  2. A. Smyth - WA
  3. S. Hay - QLD
  4. E. Lewis - QLD
  5. B. Yudkin - VIC
  6. C. Brauer - NSW
  7. M. Field - WA
  8. C. HUMBLES - NSW
  9. A. Johnson - NSW
  10. F. Pettett - VIC
  11. A. Tennent - VIC
  12. J. Leeding - VIC
  13. M. Goldsworthy - TAS
  14. C. McLovin - QLD
  15. J. Austin - NSW
  16. T. Burrows - QLD
  17. L. McCarroll - QLD
  18. N. Wilke - NSW
  19. J. Robertson - NSW
  20. J. Barrett - NSW

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  • Zoe Foster



  • Bryce Courtney he wrote so many remarkable books amazing man and author



  • Jackie French is my favourite Australian Children’s author. I especially love her series of Wombat books. Liane Moriarty is my favourite for adult books.



  • Mem Fox got writing possum magic which helps get my babies to sleep every night!



  • Di Morrisey;
    A trained journalist and tireless activist,
    whose descriptive language and ability to paint vivid pictures and stories in books like The Red Coast is immersive and educational reading experience. Impressive!



  • I loved Bryce Courtenay as he wrote such touching stories full of feelings. He really brought his characters to life.



  • Being an early childhood educator I’d have to say, Mem Fox. Her books are rich with rhyme and draw children in to fall in love with reading.



  • Robert G. Barrett who writes the Les Norton stories. I have read most of them and they are great! So funny and so very Australian.



  • Judy Nunn



  • Tim Winton. His writing capture Australian landscapes, mannerisms and always draws me into the story from the first line



  • Bryce Courtney because he wrote great classics like “The Power of One”. Although set in South Africa. “The Power of One” resonated with Australians as it was then made into a movie (as well as a children’s book). He was also an inspirational speaker. Sometimes even moving himself to tears!



  • Markus Zusak is probably my favourite, I also don’t mind Liane Moriarty for an easy read.



  • Bryce Courtenay. I used to receive his books for my birthday in September and now they feature pride and centre of my bookshelf.



  • Mathew Reilly


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