Leah Purcell's The Drover's Wife takes out Book of the Year

By Linda Morris
Updated June 28 2018 - 1:29pm, first published May 25 2017 - 12:00am
Leah Purcell's A Drover's Wife has been named Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.  Photo: Paul Jeffers
Leah Purcell's A Drover's Wife has been named Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Photo: Paul Jeffers

WHEN the indigenous actress and director, Leah Purcell, took out her mother's tattered copy of Henry Lawson's short stories, she had no idea that the script she would bang out in seven days would be named Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Monday night.

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