Jock Serong is the author of Quota, winner of the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction; The Rules of Backyard Cricket, shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction, finalist of the 2017 MWA Edgar Awards for Best Paperback Original, and finalist of the 2017 INDIES Adult Mystery Book of the Year; and On the Java Ridge, shortlisted for the 2018 Indie Awards.
'A riveting and brutal tale.' * Good Reading * 'A great work of fiction to prompt a further dive into the history books.' * Weekly Times * 'Although Serong's Preservation and Grenville's The Secret River differ in style, approach and period, they share both a gripping sense of narrative and an unflinching commitment to honestly portraying the bewildering complexity of early encounters between European settlers and indigenous Australians.' * NZ Listener * 'Well-researched.' * Herald Sun * 'One of Australia's most innovative and ambitious crime writers.' * NZ Listener * 'Serong is a talented storyteller.' * Booklist * 'Full of tension and menace.' 'Serong's prose is evocative, his dialogue convincing.' * Sydney Morning Herald *