Awards & prizes
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2019: Introducing the Fellows (round three)
Meet the third intake of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows, and take a peek at the projects they'll be working on.
Andrew Sean Greer: The Less We Know
When his novel Less won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Andrew Sean Greer tweeted, he ‘had just persuaded a dog to let me put her into polka dot pajamas (not my dog)’. He literally didn’t believe the news.
Readers clearly feel otherwise. Less tells the story of Arthur Less – a writer fearing his own mediocrity and middle age…
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.
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Irish Novelist May Not Win the Booker
An Irish author has, by dint of sheer chutzpah, managed a way to be nominated for a literary award before his book has been published. Two weekends ago, Julian Gough posted a plea for help on his website under the title, ‘Help save civilisation by reading a funny book’. Gough asked readers to read and review his forthcoming comic novel Jude in London for…
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.
Friday Choice Cuts
This week has been a veritable hotbed of controversy. Here’s our wrap.
Amina Arraf, a lesbian Syrian blogger, was abducted by Syrian authorities during the week, prompting howls of protest around the world - at least until it emerged that she may be the figment of someone’s imagination. If that’s the case, it would be a distasteful distraction from the life-and-death struggle many Syrians…
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