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Part memoir, part fiction, part meditation on perception, reality and writing, Navigatio is a journey into the hidden regions of the self. This novella, first published in 1996, is Alison Croggon's first prose work. In 1n 1995, it was highly commended in The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

Alison Croggon is a novelist and award-winning poet.

Review: Australian Book Review

Paperback, 111 pages
Published 1996 by Black Pepper
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Dec 02, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Serendipidity – it’s a wonderful thing! I discovered Navigatio purely by chance via a Twitter trail, and it turns out that I read it during Read a Novella month too. (Apologies to whoever was running that, I can’t remember who it is that I should mention here).

Alert readers will remember that it’s not so long ago that I read Patrick Holland’s novella Navigatio, a glorious meditation that retells the legendary voyage of St Brendan of Clonfert in an exquisite edition published by Transit Lounge. (
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Alison Croggon is the author of the young adult fantasy quartet, The Books of Pellinor. The first volume was nominated in two categories in the Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction in December 2002 and named one of the Notable Books of 2003 by the Children's Book Council of Australia.
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