Sparrow wins 2019 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism
Jeff Sparrow has won the 2019 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism for his essay ‘A Place of Punishment: No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani’ (Sydney Review of Books).
Sparrow was chosen as the winner from a shortlist that also included:
- Rosemary Neill for ‘Shooting stars: exposing Hollywood’s hypocrisy over guns’ (Weekend Australian)
- Fiona Wright for ‘To be a Tulip: The Recovering by Leslie Jamison’ (Sydney Review of Books).
The Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism was announced as part of the Walkley Foundation’s Mid-Year Celebration. For a full list of prizes and winners, visit the Walkleys website.