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Banjo Prize 2019 shortlist announced

HarperCollins has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of commercial fiction.

The shortlisted manuscripts are:

  • ‘Beware of Dogs’ (Elizabeth Flann)
  • ‘Nina and Pearl’ (Fleur Glenn)
  • ‘The True Love Story of David Collins and Terra Nullius’ (Terry Whitebeach).

In its second year, the prize received 250 entries from around Australia. Two runners-up will each receive a written assessment of their manuscript, and the winner will receive a publishing contract with HarperCollins Australia, with an advance of $15,000.

Journalist Tim Slee won the inaugural Banjo Prize for the manuscript of his novel Taking Tom Murray Home, which was published in July 2019.

The winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize will be announced on 17 September. For more information see the HarperCollins website.


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