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‘The Lifted Brow’ Prize for Experimental Nonfiction longlist announced

Melbourne-based publisher and literary magazine the Lifted Brow has announced the longlist for its Prize for Experimental Nonfiction.

The longlisted works are:

  • Sophia O’Rourke for ‘Flaming June: Still Life and the Anthroposcene’
  • Scott Sandwich for ‘Music Begins Where the Possibilities of Language Ends’
  • Jocelyn Hungerford for ‘Don Quixote, Which Was an Essay: A Plagiarism for Kathy Acker’
  • Kelly Neal for ‘The Ax and the Ex: Texts and Contexts’
  • Harry Saddler for ‘Thought Experiment’
  • Ilan Oberon for ‘A Holiday with Space Hippies’
  • Bam Saengsri for ‘So You Wanna Be James Franco’
  • Mattie Sempert for ‘Navel Gazing’
  • Ben McLeay for ‘The Lake’
  • Oscar Schwartz for ‘Humans Pretending to be Computers Pretending to be Human’
  • Sian Campbell for ‘Bleach’
  • Caroline Crew for ‘Slipcover’
  • Rachel Hennessy for ‘Kristeva’s Blood’
  • Sam Cha for ‘Why I Am Not A Pianist’
  • Kimberley Starr for ‘The Caged Bird Speaks’.


As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the $1000 prize seeks to ‘unearth new, audacious, authentic and/or inauthentic voices’ from Australia and around the world. The award will be judged by local author Rebecca Giggs and US writers John D’Agata and Mallory Ortberg, and the winner will be announced to coincide with the relaunch of the print magazine in March.


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