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Purcell receives top awards at AWGIEs for ‘The Drover’s Wife’

Playwright Leah Purcell has received the top two writing honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, for The Drover’s Wife (Currency Press), a retelling of Henry Lawson’s short story.

Purcell received the 2017 Award and the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, earlier this year The Drover’s Wife was awarded the playwriting prize and the Book of the Year prize at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Victorian Prize for Literature and drama award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

A feature adaptation of The Drover’s Wife (Currency Press) also received Screen Australia development funding earlier this year.

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