Tighe, Walker announced as inaugural ABR Rising Stars
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced the inaugural ABR Rising Stars, a new initiative to support young ABR writers and critics supported by Creative Victoria and Create NSW.
Alex Tighe (New South Wales) and Sarah Walker (Victoria) will receive a number of paid commissions over the next 12 months as part of the program.
‘As a fledgling writer, being supported with well-paid publication opportunities and careful editing has been hugely important,’ said Walker, who was runner-up in the 2019 ABR Calibre Essay Prize. ‘As a freelance artist, the opportunity for a year of close editorial association through the Rising Stars program means the ability to create a sustainable writing practice, to find my feet in the industry, and to learn and grow as a writer.’
The ABR said with support from state governments it hopes to extend the Rising Stars program to other states.
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