Each year, The Sydney Morning Herald names the authors it considers to be the best young fiction writers in the country. In the 23rd year of the awards, Books Editor at The Age Jason Steger leads a discussion with the 2019 winners about their work. The authors will also read short selections from their latest books.

Presented with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Jason Steger (Australian)

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Jason Steger is books editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a former panellist of ABC TV's The Book Show.