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Clarke, Dovey among Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship recipients

Writers Maxine Beneba Clarke and Ceridwen Dovey are among nine artists to be awarded 2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships, each worth $160,000 over two years.

Clarke is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children’s writing. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry for Carrying the World (Hachette) and the Multicultural NSW Award for The Hate Race (Hachette).

Dovey is the author of three books of fiction, including her most recent novel In the Garden of the Fugitives (Hamish Hamilton). Her short story collection Only the Animals won numerous awards, including the Readings New Australian Fiction Prize, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award’s People’s Choice Award, and the Queensland Literary Awards’ Steele Rudd Award.

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the humanities for ‘outstanding talent and exceptional professional courage’ and are not tied to specific projects.

The other recipients of this year’s fellowships include musicians, dancers, visual artists and producers.

To see the full list of fellows, click here.



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