Awards & prizes
Iconic Duos: The Next Chapter Writers and Mentors
As applications opened for The Next Chapter’s second year, Wheeler Centre Director Michael Williams spoke with writers and mentors from the inaugural intake at the Sydney Writers Festival.
At the event, Evelyn Araluen, Tony Birch, Nayuka Gorrie, Alison Whittaker, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and Michele Lee discussed collaboration, constructive criticism and meaningful mentoring.
The Next Chapter is a scheme dedicated to…
Hot Desk Extract: Cultural Nomad
A selection of poems from Thabani Tshuma's Cultural Nomad, a collection exploring contemporary culture and addressing intersectionality, addiction, spirituality, generational trauma and relationships.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2019: Introducing the Fellows (round two)
Meet the second intake of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows, and take a peek at the projects they'll be working on.
Rebecca Lim: ‘Don’t be afraid to have your story out there'
2018 Next Chapter mentor Rebecca Lim encourages anyone interested to apply for the scheme.
National Agitators: Confronting Australian Theatre
Patricia Cornelius, Susie Dee and Nicci Wilks have been making radical and confronting theatre together for decades. ‘I’ve never believed the bullshit about how audiences don’t like risk,' Cornelius has said. 'They actually really do. I’ve seen it.'
Long-term collaborators, their work has more often found a home in innovative independent companies than in establishment state theatres. Yet their provocative…
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Miles Franklin Long List Novelists Announced
Two first-time novelists - Jon Bauer and Kirsten Tranter - are among the eight writers long-listed for this year’s Miles Franklin prize. Kim Scott’s nomination follows on from his regional Commonwealth Prize win and Chris Womersley’s Bereft comes on top of his Indie Awards win earlier this week. The prize is one of the country’s most venerable and prestigious literary awards.
The long list…
Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Receive a Boost
The Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu announced changes to the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards this morning at the Wheeler Centre. In 2011, five awards, each with a purse of $25,000, will be awarded in the following categories: fiction (the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction); non-fiction (the Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction); poetry (the CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry); drama (the Louis Esson Prize for Drama)…
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…
Be a Part of the Premier’s 21
Have you read Rohan Wilson’s bloodthirsty account of the ‘black wars’ in Tasmania, The Roving Party? Do you agree with Cordelia Fine’s take on the science of the sexes in Delusions of Gender? Are you still dreaming of Ireland after reading Libby Hart’s This Floating World? This year, as part of the Premier’s 21 campaign being held in conjunction with the…
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