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Horne Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The Saturday Paper and cosmetics company Aesop have announced the shortlist for the $15,000 Horne Prize for narrative nonfiction.

The shortlisted writers are:

  • Alice Bishop for ‘Coppering’, ‘on renewal of bushfire-razed landscapes and recovering psyches alike’
  • Kerryn Goldsworthy for ‘The Limit of the World’, ‘on navigating the shift from child to carer as a parent declines’
  • Lucas Grainger-Brown for ‘Without Heroes’, ‘on life as a young recruit in the Australian Defence Force Academy’
  • Jennifer Mills for ‘Swimming with Aliens’, ‘on environmental change in the Spencer Gulf and the shifting fortunes of Whyalla’s steel industry’
  • Sam Watson for ‘Blood on the Boundary’, ‘on colonisation, masculinity and structural violence’.

Now in its second year, the Horne Prize is named after author Donald Horne and requires entrants to address ‘some part of the theme “Australian Life”’. This year’s award attracted close to 400 entries.

The winning essay will be announced in early December and published in the Saturday Paper on 23 December. For more information, visit the website here.


Category: Local news