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Deakin University Nonfiction Prize shortlist announced

Deakin University and Express Media have announced the shortlist for the 2019 Deakin University Nonfiction Prize.

The shortlisted writers and their works are:

  • Kat Capel, for ‘work & love’
  • Olivia De Zilva, for ‘Let’s Eat 食飯!’
  • Oliver Reeson, for ‘Someone who is sensitive to pain’
  • Jonno Revanche, for ‘Friends of Charlene: The saintlike engineering of Kylie Minogue’s creative catalogue, anti-effeminate respectability, and defacto metropolis maternity princesses’
  • Danielle Scrimshaw, for ‘Be Gay, Do Crime: Or, The Ballad of Catherine and Ellen’
  • Jim Thomas, for ‘15,000 Roentgen’
  • Dženana Vucic, for ‘A Teleology of Folding, and of Dying’
  • Yen-Rong Wong, ‘I can’t talk to my mum about sex’.

The winner, who will be announced at the Word for Word festival in Geelong on 15 November, receives $3000 and an editorial mentorship with Black Inc. managing editor Julia Carlomagno.

All shortlisted writers receive a two-day masterclass with writers Ruby Hamad and Bridget Caldwell, detailed feedback from the judging panel, and a book pack.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Express Media partnered with Deakin University to present the 2019 Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers, after the prize began as a joint venture between Scribe and Express Media in 2013.


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