PRH reveals shortlist for its inaugural literary prize
Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced the shortlist for its inaugural PRH Australia Literary Prize, worth $20,000.
The prize aims to find and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction and nonfiction.
The shortlisted authors and their works are:
- Andrea Gillum, for ‘The Road Out of Town’ (novel)
- Gary Bryson, for ‘Thin Air’ (novel)
- Stephen Gray, for ‘The Family Plot’ (novel)
- Kathryn Hind, for ‘Hitch’ (novel)
- Alice Bishop, for ‘A Constant Hum’ (short story collection)
- Ellena Savage, for ‘Blueberries’ (essays)
The shortlist was chosen from 409 submissions by a judging panel comprising Max Shirley from MacLean’s Booksellers, Sarah Deasy from Avid Reader, Leading Edge Books’ Galina Marinov, PRH Literary publishing director Ben Ball and Vintage & Knopf publisher Meredith Curnow.
The winner, who will receive $20,000 and ‘an ongoing relationship’ with PRH, will be announced on 9 February.
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