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Madelaine Dickie wins 2014 T.A.G. Hungerford Award

Broome resident Madelaine Dickie has won the 2014 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award for her unpublished manuscript Troppo.

Dickie received a $12,000 cash prize and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. Her manuscript was selected from 61 entries by a panel of judges that included Delys Bird, Susan Midalia, Richard Rossiter and Fremantle Press publisher Georgia Richter.

In a statement, Dickie said her manuscript explored the ‘magnetism’ between Australia and Indonesia. ‘Despite the fact that so many Australians travel to Indonesia for holidays and to surf, there doesn’t seem to be a great deal of literature exploring this connection,’ said Dickie.

The T.A.G. Hungerford Award recognises an unpublished work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a West Australian author who has not previously published a work of fiction in book form. The biennial award is presented with support from the City of Fremantle, Fremantle Press, writingWA and the West Australian. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the City of Fremantle committed to financially supporting the award for six years in 2014.

The 2012 winner was Robert Edeson for his manuscript Weaverfish, which was published last year.

 

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