2019 Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Hazel Rowley Fellowship is: Maggie Tonkin (South Australia) for a biography of renowned Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard Brigitta Olubas (NSW) for a biography of writer Shirley Hazzard Eleanor Hogan (Northern Territory) for her project on the friendship between Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates Stephenie Cahalan… Continue reading

Behrouz Boochani: detained asylum seeker wins Australia’s richest literary prize

Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, 31st Jan 2019 The winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony. His absence was not by choice. Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier’s literary awards and the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature on… Continue reading

Prime Minister’s Literary awards 2018: Gerald Murnane wins for ‘exquisite’ novel

Steph Harmon, ‘The Guardian’: 5th Dec 2018 Gerald Murnane has beaten Peter Carey, Richard Flanagan, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser to win $80,000 for his novel Border Districts in the fiction category at the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary awards. Judged by panel, the awards are among the most prestigious… Continue reading