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City of Fremantle extends support and increases prize money for T A G Hungerford Award

The City of Fremantle has renewed its sponsorship of the T A G Hungerford Award, a biennial prize recognising the first full-length, unpublished work of fiction or creative nonfiction by an emerging West Australian writer.

The T A G Hungerford Award has been running for 28 years, and the City of Fremantle has been the major sponsor of the award for the past six years. Former winners of the award include Gail Jones, Simone Lazaroo and Brenda Walker.

Currently, the winner receives a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. But from 2020, when the award will celebrate its 30th anniversary, the prize money will increase to $15,000. As part of the renewed sponsorship for 2020, 2022 and 2024, the award will be formally renamed the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Jay Martin won the 2016 T A G Hungerford Award for her unpublished manuscript ‘Learning Polish’, now called Vodka and Apple Juice: Travels of an Undiplomatic Wife in Poland (Fremantle Press).


Category: Local news