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Praise for THE ZOOKEEPER'S WAR, 2008 winner of the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction:
Beautifully textured and extremely well realised…a clever, inspired, insightful, tension-filled drama.
Australian Bookseller & Publisher
For its command of engrossing plot and vivid historical setting, for the ethical seriousness that informs its every incident and entanglement, for the freshness and vivacity of a new voice…the judges recommend Steven Conte’s The Zookeeper’s War.
PM's Award Judges' Report