Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage Australian authors to attain a high standard of biography writing and to commemorate the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley (1951–2011).
The 2012 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was awarded to Stephany Steggall who will use the $10,000 prize to write a biography of Thomas Keneally, Booker Prize winner for Schindler’s Ark.
The Fellowship is open to Australian writers of biography, however the selection criteria also extends to include a writer who is working on an aspect of cultural or social history that is compatible with Hazel’s interest areas (see hazelrowley.com).
The Fellowship may be used to enable a new proposal to be developed or an existing proposal to be further progressed. It may be used to fund research, travel or to progress a manuscript for submission or presentation to potential publishers. It may not be used to pay for a research assistant or to subsidise a publication.
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship is supported by the Hazel Rowley Literary Fund; a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation. In 2011 the fellowship was awarded to Mary Hoban.