1 March 2017  After Darkness has been included on the Year 12 English reading list for students in Victoria.
"The text deals with a number of timeless ideas, including friendship, identity, trauma, loss and change. Possibly the most significant is the issue of personal conscience—the conflict every individual faces when confronted with the differences between what they really believe is right and what is held to be right by tradition or society."
www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vce/english/VCE_EnglishEALTextList2018.pdf

8 November 2016 Amazon Australia has chosen After Darkness as one of its Kindle Unlimited titles. www.amazon.com.au/kindleunlimited

27 February 2016  Christine will discuss After Darkness and its themes of identity, otherness and the immigrant experience at the University of Southern California. http://dornsife.usc.edu/events/site/192/579043/

3 June 2015  After Darkness is one of three books shortlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. http://www.perpetual.com.au/kibble

18 May 2015  After Darkness has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/18/debut-novelist-christine-piper-joins-shortlist-for-2015-miles-franklin-prize

9 April 2015  After Darkness has been longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award, recognising the work of a first-time published female author. See www.perpetual.com.au/pdf/MR-Kibble-2015-longlist.pdf

31 March 2015  After Darkness has been longlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, for "a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases". More: www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/miles-franklin-literary-award-longlist-2015-omar-musa-suzanne-mccourt-and-christine-piper-hit-it-big-with-debut-works-20150331-1mbivm.html

29 January 2015  After Darkness has been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards in the "Debut Fiction" category, as nominated by Australia's independent booksellers.

28 January 2015  After Darkness is out in the purse-friendly smaller B-format size that's friendly on the wallet, too! See www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=96 or visit your local bookseller.

27 August 2014  After Darkness has been shortlisted for the inaugural Readings New Australian Writing Award, alongside five other works of fiction. The award was established to increase the commercial success of first or second books by Australian authors.

15 August 2014  SMH online: "Japanese internment a dark chapter of Australian history" by Christine Piper. An overview of Australia's little-known civilian internment program during World War II, and the havoc it wreaked. Could the same thing happen today?

6 August 2014  Christine's Calibre Prize-winning essay, "Unearthing the Past", has been translated into Spanish and published online: http://hermanocerdo.com/2014/08/desenterrando-el-pasado/

3 August 2014  Ockham's Razor segment on ABC Radio National: "After Darkness and the war experience for Japanese "enemy aliens" in Australia".

11 June 2014  Three Australian writers living in New York, three very different books. Join Georgia ClarkRachel Hills and Christine Piper as they discuss their writing careers and the perks and pitfalls of being in New York. 7pm, ROX Gallery. http://goo.gl/p0Vsqe

Photo by Elliot Goldstein

Photo by Elliot Goldstein