Awards & prizes
Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Winners
Highlights and winners from last week's Victorian Premier's Literary Awards.
The Stella Prize in Conversation
In recent months, the stories of women – and with them, impediments to women’s media participation – have taken a pointed and particular prominence in mainstream culture, underpinning sustained social and political movements. One of many takeaways from those movements has been a widespread emphasis on how women might experience, and process, the world we all share.
Now in its sixth…
PM’s Literary Awards Winners in Conversation
What is Australian literature? What was Australian literature? And where is our literary culture taking us? We’ll ask three recent winners of one of the country’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Now in its tenth year, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards recognises outstanding literary merit in Australian literature. In this conversation, we’ll explore what constitutes Australian…
The Wheeler Centre
So You Think You Can Pod 2017
In deciding the winner of the second annual So You Think You Can Pod competition, we invited three Australian podcast hopefuls to have their pitches prodded, workshopped and sharpened by our panel of audio producers in front of a live audience – with a Wheeler Centre mentorship and prize pack worth $8,000 up for grabs. Listen in as the judges – Eric George (Australian), Kate Montague (Audiocraft) and Julie Shapiro (Radiotopia, USA), alongside Sophie Black and Jon Tjhia from the Wheeler Centre – delve deep into new audio ideas.
Joining us as finalists for this event were Coel Healy (Perth, via Skype), Penelope Bartlau (supported by team members Darius Kedros and Patrick Humbert) and Melanie Thomson (with Nick Henderson of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives).
Listen to part one, featuring Julie Shapiro and Sophie Black in conversation, here.
Judges Jon Tjhia, Sophie Black, Julie Shapiro, Kate Montague and Eric George, with Melanie Thomson and Penelope Bartlau — Photo: Claire Flynn
Celebrating Kate Grenville
Due to extreme weather warnings for Melbourne, this event will be rescheduled for early 2018. The Australia Council for the Arts, the Wheeler Centre and Kate Grenville are terribly sorry for the inconvenience.
For more than three decades, Kate Grenville has trained a piercing, probing eye on Australian lives, myths and histories. As one of Australia’s most celebrated writers, Grenville…
The Next Big Thing
Most Underrated Book Award Edition
Have you ever felt that The Next Big Thing should’ve been … well, bigger?
Australia’s small publishers are right there with you. Each year, the Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award celebrates independently published titles that didn’t receive the attention they deserved. Previously, the award has been given to books such as The Cook by Wayne Macauley, A Wrong…
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Lord Mayor Creative Writing Awards Announced
The Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards are being hosted by the Melbourne Library Service. There’s $1000 to be won in five categories, and an overall prize of $5000. Applications are due on Wednesday August 31.
Thousands of Awards
Publishing group The Thousands is running an online program “that recognises and rewards local achievements”. Nominees for the Thousands Awards have been published, and though the nominees for the ‘Read’ category are all worthy of the $1000 prize, readers can vote for their favourite. The nominees are literary journal The Lifted Brow, independent publishers Small House Books and Rainoff Books, spoken word event…
Video of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Announcement
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Watch video of the Premier Ted Bailleu’s announcement of changes to the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Egan Gets a Visit from the Gong Squad
The winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced overnight. The winner of the prize for fiction was Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad, a “an inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in the digital age, displaying a big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed.” A glowing review in the New York Review of Books called it “a…
Awards Judges Make Their Comments
After announcing the shortlists for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards yesterday, today we’re publishing the judges' comments for each title. Click here to be taken to the VPLA page and click on a title to view the comments.
The judges of three of the categories provided us with summaries of their observations.Drama
The judges for the Louis Esson Prize for Drama - Richard…
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