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Stephany Steggal wins Hazel Rowley Fellowship

The 2012 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was awarded to Stephany Steggall last night at Adelaide Writers’ Week. Steggall will use the $10,000 prize to write a biography of Thomas Keneally, Booker Prize winner for Schindler’s Ark. The announcement was made at a lecture commemorating the life and work of biographer Hazel Rowley, where special guest […]

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Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship shortlist

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship: Ann-Marie Priest, Elizabeth Taylor, Helen O’Neill, John Murphy, Lisa Milner, Sheridan Palmer and Stephany Steggall. The judges for the fellowship are Alex Miller (acclaimed writer and close friend of Hazel’s), Jim Davidson (acclaimed biographer), Lynn Buchanan (close friend of Hazel’s) and Della

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Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist announced

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). Biography writers were invited to apply for a literary fellowship up to the value of $10,000. Writers Victoria congratulates the shortlisted applicants:

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Inaugural Emerging Writers Competition winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our inaugural Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. Literary Non-fiction winners First prize: HL Singer for “Life: An Exercise in Words” Second prize: Zhiling Howlitt for “Mao’s Great Mangifera Parade” Other shortlisted entries: Joan Kerr for “The House We Live In” Graham Reeks for “Beneath Balaclava” Judy

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Melbourne named City of Literature

Melbourne has joined Edinburgh as one of only two UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world. Part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, UNESCO Cities of Literature must have: Quality, quantity and diversity of publishing and editorial initiatives Quality and quantity of educational programmes An urban environment in which literature plays an integral part Experience hosting

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