Richell Prize 2018 shortlist announced
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival have announced the shortlist for the 2018 Richell Prize for emerging writers.
The shortlisted writers and their works are:
- ‘She is Bright Light and All Brilliance’ (Mandy Beaumont)
- ‘Pomegranate & Fig’ (Zoe Ghani)
- ‘I Shot the Devil’ (Ruth McIver)
- ‘The Shape of Sound’ (Fiona Murphy)
- ‘Tempest and Other Stories’ (Fiona Robertson).
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, Emerging Writers’ Festival executive director Will Dawson, bookseller Gavin Williams, and Hachette publisher Vanessa Radnidge. The judging panel chose the shortlist from a longlist of nineteen. This year’s prize received 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.
The winner will be announced in Sydney on 7 November and will receive $10,000 and mentoring from a Hachette publisher to help develop the work to publication.