The Lost Life by Steven Carroll

From one of Australia's finest writers‚ The Lost Life is a beautiful‚ lyrical novel about poetry and inspiration. Opening with a secret hidden in an abandoned garden by the yet to be great poet T.S. (Tom) Eliot and his close friend Emily, this novel explores the wonder of your first love and the yearning for a life that may never be lived.

In 2008, The Time We Have Taken won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Southeast Asia and South Pacific region as well as the 2008 Miles Franklin Award for Steven Carroll. This is another beautiful novel.