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Couldwell wins 2016 Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency

Nick Couldwell has won the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)’s 2016 Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency for his novel ‘Calluses’.

Couldwell’s novel is set in the small towns of Australia’s east coast, and ‘revolves around a strained relationship between father and son’.

‘This is the story of a child’s coming of age in a world where human connection is becoming increasingly distant, especially in the claustrophobic small town communities in which damaged souls reside,’ said the ASA in a statement.

Bri Lee, Jemma Galindo and Vanessa Fairbrother were also shortlisted for this year’s residency, which was judged by Linsay Knight and Joel Naoum.

The annual Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency offers an unpublished writer under 30 a week’s stay at Varuna, The Writers’ House in Katoomba NSW. For more information, click here.


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