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Copyright Agency announces shortlist for Author Fellowship

The Copyright Agency has announced the shortlist for its 2016 Author Fellowship, worth $80,000.

The shortlisted authors and their proposed works are:

  • Georgia Blain, for a memoir that is ‘a lament at the loss of language and a love song to words and language’
  • Jacqueline Kent, for ‘a biography of Ellen Kelly’s last 40 years of life after Ned was killed’
  • Melissa Lucashenko, for ‘a contemporary fiction considering contemporary Aboriginal life’.

The shortlisted authors were chosen from 67 applications, across genres including poetry, YA, fantasy, true crime and autobiography.

The winner of the fellowship will be announced at an event in Sydney on 23 November.


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