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Araluen wins ‘Overland’ Nakata Brophy short fiction prize

Evelyn Araluen has won this year’s Overland Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers for her short story ‘Muyum: a transgression’.

Judges Tara June Winch, Jennifer Mills and Katherine Firth said Araluen’s story is ‘an extraordinary piece of writing from the first line to the last’. Araluen wins $5000, publication in Overland’s print magazine and a three-month residency at the University of Melbourne’s Trinity College.

The runners-up were Allanah Hunt for ‘Invisibility isn’t only a power superheroes have’ and Amy McQuire for ‘Tea and dying’.

shortlist of five stories was announced earlier this month.

The Nakata Brophy Prize alternates between fiction and poetry. This year’s prize was for the best short story of up to 3000 words by an Indigenous writer under 30.

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