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The Next Chapter mentors announced

The recipients of the 2018 Next Chapter grants for developing writers, each worth $15,000, have been matched with their mentors, who will work with them over 12 months to help connect them with publishers and readers.

The mentors are:

  • Tony Birch will mentor poet Evelyn Araluen
  • Michele Lee will mentor memoirist Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
  • Maria Tumarkin will mentor memoirist Jean Bachoura
  • Nam Le will mentor short fiction writer Ennis Cehic
  • Alison Whittaker will mentor nonfiction writer Nayuka Gorrie
  • Rebecca Lim will mentor young adult speculative fiction writer Lian Low
  • Sisonke Msimang will mentor memoirist Yamiko Marama
  • Nick Earls will mentor comic fiction writer Ara Sarafian
  • Melissa Lucashenko will mentor young adult fiction writer Adrian Stanley
  • Cate Kennedy will mentor short fiction writer Adam Thompson.

The 10 recipients are currently participating in a four-day intensive at Varuna, The Writers House, in Katoomba, New South Wales.

For more information, see the Next Chapter website.



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