GenresLiterary Media typePrint (Paperback) Originally published2013 ISBN9781742757308
PublisherRandom House, Australia Preceded byAfter the Fire, A Still Small Voice AwardsEuropean Union Prize for Literature SimilarAfter the Fire - A Still Small Voi, The Narrow Road to t, Dept of Speculation, Eyrie, All Our Names
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All the Birds, Singing is a 2013 novel by Australian author Evie Wyld. It won the 2014 Miles Franklin Award and the 2014 Encore Award.
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The novel tells the story of Jake Whyte who lives on an unnamed island off the coast of Britain tending her flock of sheep with her dog, Dog. Someone, or something, is killing her sheep, and her investigations lead her and the reader back to her time in Australia "to the 'original sin' that sets everything in motion".
2013 winner Encore Award
2014 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards – Fiction Book
2014 winner Miles Franklin Award
2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards – Fiction
2014 longlisted Stella Prize
2014 longlisted Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Peter Clothier in The Huffington Post: "Wyld's prose is as muscular, sinewy, unsparing as this remarkable character. It has the precision of poetry, but without adornment, unnecessary wordage, or concession to literary conceit. The story, a hero's journey patterned on descent, ordeal--and redemption of a kind--is as compelling as the character who tells it."
Tim Lewis in The Guardian: " All the Birds, Singing should enhance her reputation as one of our most gifted novelists. Her pacing is impeccable and the trickle of information she marshals lends tension and compassion to Jake's troubled, solitary existence."