Inaugural ‘Hope Prize’ winners announced; S&S to publish collection
The winners of the inaugural Hope Prize for short stories, administered by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, has been announced.
Catherine Moffat won the $5000 first prize for her story ‘Better Homes and Gardens’; Eloise Young won the $3000 second prize for ‘555 to Reservoir’; Katherine Hayes won the $2000 third prize for ‘Queen St’; and Eleanor George was awarded the $500 young writer prize for ‘Colours’.
The following authors each receive $500 as highly commended entries:
- Laura McPhee-Browne for ‘The Surprise’
- Marlish Glorie for ‘Machine Man’
- David Porter for ‘We are Looking at Hun Chen’
- Heidi Catherine for ‘The Extra Piece’
- Christine Fontana for ‘The Common Good’
- Yvonne Popplewell for ‘The Flatscreen’.
The winning stories were chosen by a judging panel comprising Cate Blanchett, Kate Grenville and Quentin Bryce, with assistance from bookseller and award sponsor Readings.
Simon & Schuster Australia will publish a collection of the 10 winning and highly commended stories, Hope: An Anthology, on 1 November. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Hope Prize, and the book will feature in Readings’ Summer Reading Guide in mid-November.
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