Australian Book Industry Awards - Winner
Queensland Premier's Literary Awards - 2009 Winner
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards 2009 - Winner
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2009 - Winner
The John Button Prize - Winner 2009
The Indie Non-Fiction Award - 2009
Ned Kelly Awards Winner
The Tall Man - Death and Life on Palm Island
Chloe Hooper, author of The Tall Man

Author of
The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper's award winning book The Tall Man

The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell.

It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial.

Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing - and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget.