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Lancaster wins ‘Overland’ Nakata Brophy Prize

Raelee Lancaster has won this year’s Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for Young Indigenous Writers for her poem ‘haunted house’.

Lancaster 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 Kirli Saunders for ‘A dance of hands’ and Susie Anderson for ‘revolve’.

Judges Jeanine Leane, Toby Fitch and Gayle Allen chose Lancaster’s poem from a shortlist of five, announced earlier this month.

The Nakata Brophy Prize alternates between fiction and poetry. This year’s prize was for the best poem (up to 88 lines) by an Indigenous writer under 30.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Evelyn Araluen won the 2016 Overland Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers for her short story ‘Muyum: a transgression’.

For more information, see the Overland website.



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