The latest work of fiction from multi-award winning Goorie author, Melissa Lucashenko. Gritty and darkly hilarious, the novel centres around the wise-cracking Kerry Salter. Salter has spent her lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. Barely escaping lockup and her Pop nearing death, Salter decides to return home for just twenty four hours. She discovers, however, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing onto people …
"Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger."
Too Much Lip is the Winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award and was shortlisted for two Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the Stella Prize, and the NSW Premier's Literary Award.
Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie woman of Bundjalung and European heritage. Her first novel Steam Pigs (1998) won the Dobbie Literary Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Hard Yards (1999) was shortlisted for the Courier-Mail Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her novel Mullumbimby (2013) won both the Deloitte Queensland Literary Award for Fiction and Victorian Premier's Prize for Indigenous Writing.