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Text acquires ‘Our Magic Hour’

Text Publishing has announced it has acquired Our Magic Hour by Melbourne writer Jennifer Down.

Down’s manuscript was a runner-up for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

The manuscript was described by the judges as ‘a story of loss and discovery’. ‘The beautiful, understated writing captures what can happen when an event shakes our sense of what is certain and forces us to question who we are. A tale that speaks to our modern moment, it is also timeless in its reflection of human frailty. The pared-back prose is a testimony to the control and maturity of the writer.’

Down won the 2013 Overland Short Story Award and her work has been published in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, the Drum and Voiceworks.

Text plans to publish Our Magic Hour in 2015.



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