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Scribe signs second nonfiction prize winner

Scribe has announced that it has signed another winner of its Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers.

Briohny Doyle was the co-winner of the inaugural prize in 2013, along with Oliver Mol, for her essay on marriage in the 21st century. Mol’s memoir Lion Attack will be published by Scribe in May.

Scribe said in a statement that Doyle’s book, which has the working title Adult Fantasy: My Search for True Maturity in an Age of Mortgages, Marriages, and Other Adult Milestones, ‘is a lively and timely exploration of whether the current generation is redefining what it means to be an adult today’.

‘Part personal essay, part cultural criticism, Adult Fantasy is a wry and pointed inquiry into how we respond when our cultural clocks start ticking,’ said Scribe. The book is due out in early 2017.

Doyle is a regular columnist for the Lifted Brow and contributor to publications such as Going Down Swinging, Meanjin and Overland.

The winners of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers each receive a cash prize of $1000, a meeting with a Scribe publisher or editor and up to 10 hours of editorial time to develop the work to the length of a book or to Scribe’s publication standard.

The winner of the 2014 prize was Robbie Arnott.



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