The Writing Life

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Xia Cui shares her thoughts on the Chinese Writers Festival

Xia Cui has written for 'Peril' about her experiences at the recent Chinese Writers Festival.

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

Collective celebrations

 

The winners of the 2017 Aurealis Awards for the best Australian science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing published in 2017 have been announced.

Best science-fiction novel:

  • Jane Rawson for 'From the Wreck'

Best horror novel:

'When an American accountant approaches Melbourne woman Kimberly Leamy out of the blue and tells her he believes she is Sammy Went, a child who was abducted as a two-year old from her home in Manson, Kentucky, Kim believes this is a case of mistaken identity. But as she investigates her family, questions arise and she travels to Kentucky to find answers.'

Welcome to our monthly brag about our Writers Victoria community members who have won awards, been shortlisted or longlisted for writing prizes or received industry recognition.

Collective Celebrations

 

The UK Crime Writers’ Association have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Dagger awards. Among the shortlist are:

  • Emma Viskic, member, for ‘Resurrection Bay’.
  • Sherryl Clark, assessor, for ‘Trust Me, I’m Dead’.