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Document Z brings the Petrov Affair to life and wins $50,000 for first time author

By Jazz - 19 September 2008 4

The ABC brings the news that first time author, Canberra born Andrew Croome has won the prestigious Vogel Literary Award for unpublished manuscripts by writers under the age of 35″ and picked up $50,000 and a publishing contract for his effort.

His novel, Document Z, is based on thePetrov Affair, in what was seen as a major defection to Australia of a KGB operative in 1954 with the vast majority of the events happening here in Canberra.

Although the exhibition is long over now the Old Parliament House website still has some very interesting resources here for those who would like to know more.

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Document Z brings the Petrov Affair to life and wins $50,000 for first time author
rosebud 9:49 pm 19 Sep 08

teepee said :

Document Z … co-oincidental timing at a time when candidate Zed is a rising star in the east.

Great start to a conspiracy theory. More please!

teepee 9:30 pm 19 Sep 08

Document Z … co-oincidental timing at a time when candidate Zed is a rising star in the east.

Granny 9:12 pm 19 Sep 08

“After a series of dramatic meetings, involving fist-fights and wild accusations, disagreement became violent dissent within the caucus.”

*chuckle*

Marquess of Queensberry rules I hope!!

rosebud 9:08 pm 19 Sep 08

I am looking forward to reading it!

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