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T.A.G. Hungerford 2016 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript has been announced.

The shortlisted writers and their works are:

  • Catherine Gillard for ‘The Incidental Nazi’
  • Jay Martin for ‘Learning Polish’
  • Jodie Tesoriero for ‘Barcarola’
  • Tineke Van der Eecken for ‘Traverse’
  • David Thomas Henry Wright for ‘Little Emperor Syndrome’.

The winner will be announced on 2 November at an event in Fremantle celebrating the publisher’s 40-year anniversary. The winner will receive a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

Fremantle Press fiction publisher Georgia Richter said the shortlisted manuscripts ‘grapple with being a stranger in a strange land—referencing other places and defining themselves in relation to them’. ‘Two creative nonfiction pieces portray women following their husbands overseas and, of the three novels, two explore the experience of immigration while a third includes a convincing rendering of life in China and North Korea,’ said Richter.

The T.A.G. Hungerford Award is presented biennially to a full-length manuscript of fiction or creative nonfiction by a Western Australian author previously unpublished in book form. For more information, click here.


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