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Warner wins 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Lip magazine’s 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction has been presented to Katy Warner for her story ‘One Hundred and Fifty Seconds’.

The award, now in its fourth year, is open to all women, female identifying and non-binary writers. Writers were asked to submit previously unpublished and unperformed fiction of up to 2000 words that engages with the theme of ‘other’.

The prize was judged by Lip’s chief editors, as well as authors Eliza Henry-Jones, Abigail Ulman and Emily Bitto.

Bitto said of the winning manuscript: ‘This is a powerful yet understated piece that achieves its effect through an impressively accomplished and consistent deployment of voice. A moving, sophisticated exploration of the urgent contemporary issue of refugee detention.’

For more information about the award, click here.


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