Winner: Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Adelaide Festival Award for Best Novel
A powerful page-turner about a father and son in search of each other in a lawless age and a violent land, To Name Those Lost is a tale of guilt, vengeance, fatherhood, and redemption that recalls the novels of Cormac McCarthy and those of Booker-Prize winning author Richard Flanagan.
In the summer of 1874, Launceston, on the Australian island of Tasmania, teeters on the brink of anarchy. A colonial outpost at the end of the world, it teems with hard men, drunks, agitators, crooked lawmen, and poor strugglers looking for a break. To this dangerous bedlam, the wanted man Thomas Toosey must return to save his twelve-year-old son. His progress is hindered at every turn by the Irishman, Fitheal Flynn, to whom Toosey owes a terrible debt. Flynn is accompanied by a mysterious hooded figure whose story, when it emerges, will make it evident that Toosey's debt can only be repaid in blood.
Told in a galloping literary style, To Name Those Lost, winner of both the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Novel and the Adelaide Festival Award for Best Novel, is an unforgettable and moving book by one of Australia's fastest rising literary talents.
Rohan Wilson's first book, The Roving Party, won the The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award as well as the Margaret Scott Prize and the NSW Premier's Literary Award. Wilson was chosen as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists in 2012.