Online Award Ceremony for the 2020 Deborah Cass Prize

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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The Deborah Cass Prize for Writing

Composite image of the 2020 Prize shortlisted writers
Composite image of the 2020 Prize shortlisted writers

On Thursday 26 November, 7pm to 7.45pm (AEDT), the 2020 Deborah Cass Prize winner will be announced at an online Award Ceremony featuring guest speaker Philippe Sands. Philippe Sands is a lawyer and Baille Gifford prize-winning writer. His current book is 'The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive'.

The event, hosted by Elly Varrenti, writer, broadcaster and columnist, will include contributions from writer Rafeif Ismail, 2017 Deborah Cass Prize winner, and writer and judge Lee Kofman, who will present this year’s winner.

This is a free, public event. Please register to join this exciting celebration of new Australian writing.

About the Deborah Cass Prize for Writing

The Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers of migrant backgrounds was established in 2015. It honours Deborah Cass, lawyer, academic and creative writer, the granddaughter of European refugees, who was a strong advocate for social justice.

The Prize seeks to identify new voices in Australian writing and support emerging writers to achieve publication. Winners receive mentorship and an introduction to Black Inc. publishers, in addition to a cash prize.

You can find out more on the Writers Victoria and Deborah Cass Prize websites.