Winner Melbourne Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards, 2010
'Good on Paper is a flawless evocation of the literature machine, a witty remodelling of a crime caper and perfectly formed entertainment for readers, whatever their literary poison.' - Judging Panel
Somewhere out there, among the wounded egos and frustrated ambitions, among the mangled manuscripts, murky motives and missed deadlines - the great Australian novel is waiting to be discovered.
When infamous author Josh Henry resurfaces from obscurity, a Melbourne independent publisher of the old school can't believe his luck. Enter freelance editor Nettie Brown with a simple brief: Make contact, get the manuscript, deliver the inevitable masterpiece.