Reading between lines 20 years on
FORMER Northern Star Editor Jim Brigginshaw has won a prestigious award for a book he wrote more than 20 years ago.
The book ‘Over My Dead Body’ won the Brisbane-based IP Picks award for unpublished fiction. It’s a semi-autobiographical novel set in the former coalfields of Ipswich. The publishers described it as ‘an Australian epic; a literary feat exemplifying a writer’s craftsmanship and dedication to bringing history alive’.
Jim told The Northern Star yesterday he was very happy with the award, especially because it meant the book would now be published.
“I’m 82, shame it didn’t happen 20 years ago.”
When it is released at the end of the year, it will be Jim’s fifth published work. Sales are still going strong for ‘A Ferret In Your Pants’, which he released last year.