It was a gruelling race right up to the end, but Freya Robertson took 2014’s Sir Julius Vogel for Best Novel.

You go girl. ┬áIf you haven’t checked it out, her (a hah) prize-winning novel Heartwood can be yours for less than a tenner on Amazon.

It’s always good when a quality product edges itself up there. If you’re not checking out the sample (at least) on your eReader, you’re a heartless savage.