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Cunningham wins 2015 Calibre Prize

Sophie Cunningham has won the ninth Australian Book Review (ABR) Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. Cunningham’s essay ‘Staying with the trouble’, which describes ‘an epic walk up Broadway in New York, and others like it’, was chosen by judges Delia Falconer and ABR editor Peter Rose. Cunningham told ABR: ‘I wrote this essay with no expectations, from a concern with how one narrates the personal and fragmented while chronicling issues as broad as climate change and mass extinction. I had become obsessed with walking and needed a deadline.’ The Calibre Prize is worth $5000 and is intended to ‘encourage brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into Australian culture and society’. Cunningham’s winning essay is published in the April edition of ABR.


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