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‘Overland’ Fair Australia Prize 2018 winners announced

Literary journal Overland has announced the winners for this year’s Fair Australia Prize.

The Fair Australia Prize asks writers and artists to engage with the topics ‘What does unionism mean to people today? What should be its objectives?’ and ‘How can we come together to make real change, now and into the future?’ It is funded by the Migrant Workers Centre, the National Union of Workers (NUW), the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) in Victoria, and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).

The winners are:

Fiction ($3000)

  • ‘Your cart is empty’ by Laura Elvery

Poetry ($3000)

  • ‘The Deliveroo delegate’s day off’ by D Perez-McVie

Cartoon/graphic/artwork ($3000)

  • ‘Migrant farm work (#2)’ by Tia Kass

Essay ($3000)

  • ‘Care and cooperativism in early childhood’ by Miriam Jones

Best migrant worker entry (any category, $3000)

  • ‘Freedom for migrant farm workers’ by Ridwan Aziz

Best NUW member entry (any category, $1000)

  • ‘Half leg’ by Yusniza Yusoff

Best NTEU member entry (any category, $1000)

  • ‘Upholding a vision of the future’ by Andrew Kirkpatrick

Best MEAA member entry (any category, $1000)

  • ‘Conspiracy against the colony’ by Ann Deslandes.

The winning entries were chosen from shortlists announced in early November, and will be published in the final edition of Overland for 2018, to be launched on 7 December.

For more information about the award, and the winning entries, see the website.



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