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Horswood wins 2016 Scribe Nonfiction Prize

Deserae Horswood has won the 2016 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers for her entry, ‘My Parents’ Ashes are in the Boot of My Car’.

Horswood was selected from a shortlist of 14 writers. She receives a cash prize of $3000, an editorial mentorship to develop her work and a selection of new and soon-to-be-published books.

Horswood described her entry as ‘a series of interwoven narrative and theoretical vignettes around mourning, the performance of commemoration, and the ethical mess of writing about lost loved ones’.

Two writers were highly commended for their entries: Ronnie Scott for ‘Sights’ and Emily Clements for ‘The Lotus Eaters’. Both receive $250 and a selection of new-release books.

Now in its fourth year, the Scribe Nonfiction Prize is a developmental award for writers aged 30 or under writing a longform or book-length work in any nonfiction genre. This year’s announcement was made at an event celebrating Scribe’s 40th anniversary. For more information about the award, visit the Express Media website here.


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