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Richell Prize 2018 longlist announced

Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival have announced the longlist for the 2018 Richell Prize for emerging writers.

The longlisted works are:

  • ‘She Is Bright Light and All Brilliance’ (Mandy Beaumont)
  • ‘Ebb and Flow’ (Leanne Dodd)
  • ‘Awaiting Annie Jones’ (Bernadette Eden)
  • ‘Pomegranate & Fig’ (Zoe Ghani)
  • ‘The Book Lovers’ (Lou Greene)
  • ‘Sunburnt Veils’ (Sara Haghdoosti)
  • ‘The Ocean Has a Beating Heart’ (Tanya Lake)
  • ‘The League of Invisible Women’ (Elise Lawrence)
  • ‘I Shot the Devil’ (Ruth McIver)
  • ‘The Shape of Sound’ (Fiona Murphy)
  • ‘The Stoning’ (Peter Papathanasiou)
  • ‘Tell Me About It’ (Sophie Quick)
  • ‘Tempest and Other Stories’ (Fiona Robertson)
  • ‘The Athena Frontier’ (Lee Sayer)
  • ‘The Book of Azazel’ (Sandy Sharma)
  • ‘Did That Happen, Though’ (Sinead Stubbins)
  • ‘The Light of the Mind’ (Rachel Watts)
  • ‘The Brunswick Accord’ (Andrea Wegner)
  • ‘I Killed God’ (Cassandra-Elli Yiannacou).

Now in its fourth year, the Richell Prize was created in memory of former Hachette CEO Matt Richell, who died in 2014.

The judges are author and Richell’s widow Hannah Richell, Hachette publisher Vanessa Radnidge, executive director of Emerging Writers’ Festival Will Dawson, and owner of Adelaide’s Matilda Bookshop Gavin Williams.

The longlist was chosen from over 660 entries. Applicants were required to submit the first three chapters and a synopsis of a proposed work of adult fiction or narrative nonfiction, with the winner to receive $10,000 and mentoring from a Hachette publisher to help develop the work to publication.

The shortlist will be announced on 8 October and the winner will be announced in Sydney on 7 November. For more information, click here.



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