Helen Garner Wins US$150,000 Prize for Literature

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Congratulations to Australian author Helen Garner who has won a US $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prize for her outstanding contribution to world literature. The nine award winners were announced in a ceremony at Yale University, USA earlier this week, and covered fiction, nonfiction and drama. In awarding the prize the judges said: “Helen Garner brings acute observations and ...

2016 Stella Prize Longlist Announced

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The Stella Prize, which celebrates the contribution to literature made by Australian women, has announced its 2016 Stella Prize longlist. The prize was awarded for the first time three years ago and has now become a highly anticipated and much-loved literary award. The prize is worth $50,000 and includes both fiction and nonfiction books. This year there ...

West Australian Premier’s Book Awards Announced

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West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has announced Richard Flanagan as the winner of the Premier’s Prize at the Premier’s Book Awards for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Mount Lawley-based novelist Yvette Walker received the Western Australian Emerging Writers Award for her first book,Letters to the End of Love. Mr Barnett said 11 of Australia’s ...

Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright

Red Dirt Talking won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and was long-listed for the Miles Franklin. These awards are well-deserved. I didn't find this an easy book to read. The sense of place is spot on given that the book is set through the build-up in the north-west of Western Australia. I live in the space and ...

2014 Stella Prize longlist announced

The 2014 Stella Prize longlist has been announced today. Congratulations to all the authors and their publishers. On the list: Letter to George Clooney by Debra Adelaide Moving Among Strangers by Gabrielle Carey Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Night Games by Anna Krien Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson The Misogyny Factor by Anne Summers Madeleine by ...