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Presented by the Wheeler Centre with support from Creative Australia, the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts, The Next Chapter supports a new wave of writers who reflect the diversity of Australian identities and experiences.



The Wheeler Centre also wishes to acknowledge the invaluable advice and support contributed by Jane Harrison, Paola Balla, Sam Cooney and Wenona Byrne, Australia Council Director of Literature, and the following organisations during the Next Chapter’s creation:


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