Awards & prizes
Announcing our 2021 Signal Boost participants
Introducing the ten audio storytellers selected to take part in our 2021 Signal Boost programme.
The Books That Made Us Youth Fiction Prize
The Wheeler Centre is excited to announce a new writing prize for students in years 10 and 11. Run in partnership with ABC Education, Radio National’s Big Weekend of Books and Voiceworks.
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced tonight by the Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson. For the first time, the Awards ceremony was held as a free online digital event.
Maggie O’Farrell: Hamnet
Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning Hamnet gives us new and illuminating insight into Shakespeare and his masterpiece, and the family that nurtured him. Told from the perspective of Shakespeare’s wife, this devastatingly beautiful novel takes as its starting point the true fact of the death of their 11 year old son, Hamnet (a variant on the more familiar Hamlet), and from there…
The 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Announcement
For more information about the shortlisted titles click here.
The winners of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards will be revealed at a special digital announcement across the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Indigenous Writing, Writing for Young Adults and Unpublished Manuscript. The winner of the People's Choice Award will also be announced along with Australia's richest literary prize – the…
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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…
In Other Words
Speaking of translation, Media Bistro has published another one of its ‘mix tapes’. This one is described as a special literary sampler of the novels longlisted to win the Best Translated Book Award for novels published in the US in 2010. The longlist features works from 19 countries in 12 languages.
The awards are in their 5th year. They’re run by Three Percent, a…
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