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Star Rising: In Conversation with the 2016 Vogel Winner


Of the many different circumstances which can substantially affect the trajectory of a young writer’s career, few are as immediate and effective as winning ‘the Vogel’. But what happens next?

Katherine Brabon, winner of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2016, will chat with Hannah Kent about the experience of publishing a first book and being thrust into the spotlight – and the merits and impacts of literary prizes.

Presented in partnership with the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club.



Katherine Brabon

Katherine Brabon was born in Melbourne in 1987 and grew up in Woodend, Victoria. The Memory Artist is her first novel.

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent’s debut novel, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into over thirty languages and won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Women’s Pri... Read more


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