Jennifer Down, Rajith Savanadasa, Julie Koh and Josephine Rowe have been named Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2017.

The awards, which recognise emerging writing talent, are open to writers aged 35 years or younger when their books are first published.

This year’s awards were judged by SMH arts and books writer Linda Morris, author Michelle de Kretser and deputy director of the University of Western Sydney’s Writing and Society Research Centre Matt McGuire.

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Photo of Julie Koh courtesy of Hugh Stewart

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