Alumna’s book shortlisted in novella competition

Published 20 September 2017

Carol Chandler

Writer and UNE alumna, Carol Chandler, has had her novella, Black Mountain, shortlisted in the Seizure Viva la Novella IV competition.

Black Mountain is a psychological thriller. Determined to uncover the truth behind her brother’s sudden death, a young woman returns to the haunting landscape of her youth to confront the town she thought she’d left behind and the secrets they’d rather stay hidden.

Ms Chandler is an award-winning author who has been published in some of Australia’s most highly regarded literary magazines.

Her short story collection, Anonymous Caller, was awarded first commended for best first book in the IP Picks Awards.

She has received the award of Writing Fellow from the Fellowship of Australian Writers and co-edited Written in Sand, a community poetry and visual arts project.

“Black Mountain is a deftly written novella – effortlessly building tension as it draws the reader in. Simultaneously delicate and visceral, this is a compelling work.” – Judges’ Citation, Shortlisted Seizure Viva la Novella IV.