Our prize winners for August 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Logan Ramsay

Illustration of a trophy

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

Colin Roderick Award 2016 shortlist, one of Australia's oldest literary awards presented by The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies:

  • ‘A Guide to Berlin’ by tutor Gail Jones
  • ‘The End of Seeing’ by member Christy Collins

2016 Ned Kelly Awards ACWA:

  • ‘Resurrection Bay’ by member Emma Viskic won the award for best first novel
  • The ACWA also honoured member and tutor Carmel Shute with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 25 years’ work ‘supporting and nurturing Australian women crime writers’, including her work as founder and co-convener of Sisters in Crime Australia

2016 Davitt Awards winners:

  • Adult novel: ‘Resurrection Bay’ by member Emma Viskic
  • Debut: ‘Resurrection Bay’ by member Emma Viskic (joint winner)
  • Readers’ choice award: ‘Resurrection Bay’ by member Emma Viskic

Inky Awards 2016 shortlist:

  • ‘Illuminae’  by member Amie Kaufman (and Jay Kristoff)
  • ‘Green Valentine’ by tutor Lili Wilkinson
  • ‘Cloudwish’ by tutor and member Fiona Wood

Individual celebrations

The manuscript of member Mark Brandi's first novel, 'To Skin a Rabbit', has been shortlisted for the 2016 Impress Prize for New Writers, with the winner to receive a publishing deal from Impress Books (UK)

Tutor Josephine Rowe has won the 2016 Australian Book Review (ABR) Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for her story ‘Glisk’. Her story was chosen from almost 1400 entries, and will be published in the August edition of ABR

Member Anne Casey has had a poem accepted for publication in the Grieve 2016 anthology

Member Nola Frawley had a poem highly commended in the Positive Words Poetry comp 2016. It was called ‘Out Brief Candle! Life’s but a Walking Shadow’ (Macbeth quote)

Tutor and member Fiona Wood  won the older readers category for her novel ‘Cloudwish’  in the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards

In the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards the winner of The Roma Award for Media (ROMA), which recognises professional, positive media coverage of the romance industry, was presented to member and tutor Danielle Binks for her two Wheeler Centre articles, ‘It takes a village to write a romance: the surprising rise of collaborative fiction’ and ‘By any other name: the secret lives of romance authors’.

Member Robyn Black has been shortlisted in the ‘Overland’ Victoria University Short Story Prize 2016 for her story ‘Satellite ride’

Appearing on the Hachette, EWF 2016 Richell Prize shortlist is member Susie Thatcher with her manuscript ‘Gardens of Stone’.

On the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing 2016 shortlist is tutor Tony Birch for his novel ‘The Promise’.