Our Prize Winners for July 2018


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’.

 

The Australian Crime Writers Association has announced the winners of this year's Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. Congratulations to long-time Writers Victoria member Garry Disher on winning a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations, too, to all those Writers Victoria members shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards. Among the shortlisted titles in each category are:

Best crime fiction

  • Garry Disher, member, for ‘Under Cold Bright Lights’
  • Anna George, member, for ‘The Lone Child’

Best true crime

  • Gabriella Coslovich, tutor, for ‘Whiteley on Trial’

Best first fiction

  • Mark Brandi, member, for ‘Wimmera’

Congratulations, too, to S D Rowell, member, longlisted for the Best first fiction award for 'The Echo of Others'; and Vikki Petraitis, tutor and member, longlisted in the True crime category for ‘Once a Copper: The Life and Times of Brian ‘The Skull’ Murphy’

 

Sisters in Crime has announced the winners of the 2018 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Writers Victoria member Emma Viskic was awarded Best adult novel for 'And Fire Came Down'; and tutor Gabriella Coslovich won Best Non-Fiction for ‘Whiteley on Trial’.

Congratulations, too, to those shortlisted for the Davitt awards in each category:

Adult novel:

  • Emma Viskic, member, for ‘And Fire Came Down’

Young adult novel:

  • Ellie Marney, tutor, for ‘No Limits’

Children’s novel:

  • Ailsa Wild, member, for ‘Squishy Taylor and the Silver Suitcase: Squishy Taylor Book Sevenillustrated by Ben Wood

Nonfiction:

  • Gabriella Coslovich, tutor, for ‘Whiteley on Trial’

Debut:

  • Gabriella Coslovich, tutor, for ‘Whiteley on Trial’

 

The shortlists for the 2018 Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards, the children’s choice book awards for Queensland, have been announced. Among the shortlisted titles in each category are:

Younger readers:

  • Andy Griffiths, tutor & Terry Denton, tutor, for ‘The 91-Storey Treehouse’

Older readers:

  • Andy Griffiths, tutor & Terry Denton, tutor, for ‘The 91-Storey Treehouse’

 

The State Library of New South Wales have announced the shortlist for the 2018 National Biography Award. Among the shortlisted works are:

  • Bernadette Brennan, member, for ‘A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work’
  • Joan Healy, member, for ‘Writing for Raksmey: A Story of Cambodia’

 

The shortlists for the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards have been announced. Among the shortlisted titles in each category are:

Birth to three years

  • Alison Lester, tutor & Jane Godwin, tutor and mentor, for ‘The Silver Sea’
  • Alison Lester, tutor, for ‘The Very Noisy Baby’

Three to five years

  • Damon Young, tutor, illus by Peter Camavas, for ‘My Brother is a Beast,’
  • Helen Martin & Judith Simpson, member, illus by Cheryl Orsini, for ‘The ABC Books of Feelings’

Five to 8 years

  • Andy Griffiths, tutor, illus by Terry Denton, tutor, for ‘The 91-Story Treehouse’

Eight to 10 years

  • Sally Rippin, tutor, for ‘Polly & Buster: The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster’
  • Gabrielle Wang, member, for ‘The Beast of Hushing Wood’

Indigenous children

  • Anita Heiss, tutor, for ‘My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation’

 

The shortlist for this year’s Colin Roderick Award, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University, has been announced. Among the shortlisted are:

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Lois Murphy, member, for ‘Soon’
  • Tony Birch, tutor, for ‘Common People’
  • Jock Serong, member, for ‘On the Java Ridge’

 

Individual Celebrations

Quinn Eades, tutor, has won the 2018 Mary Gilmore Award for his poetry collection 'Rallying'. The award was presented by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature in Canberra.

Meredith Costain, tutor, has been shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s 2018 Environment Award for Children’s Literature, for her work ‘Ella Diaries #11: Going Green’, illustrated by Danielle McDonald.The winner will be announced in October.

Gabriella Coslovich, tutor, won the Arts Journalism Award in the Walkley Mid-Year Awards, for her nonfiction book exploring alleged art fraud, 'Whiteley on Trial'.

Meredith Costain, tutor, has been shortlisted for The Wilderness Society’s 2018 Environment Award for Children’s Literature, for ‘Ella Diaries #11: Going Green’ illustrated by Danielle McDonald. The winner will be announced in October.

Gabrielle Gardner, member, has won the 2018 Stringybark Short Story Award for ‘Timber’.