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Horne Prize 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the $15,000 Horne Prize for narrative nonfiction has been announced.

The shortlisted writers are:

  • Claire G Coleman for ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’, on the prolonged suffering of the Stolen Generations and the path of return to culture
  • Mick Daley for ‘Up Expletive Hill’, on climate change, activism and Adani’s Carmichael coalmine
  • Carly Findlay for ‘In Sickness and In Health’, on the social cost of health and migration policies that are fueling deportations
  • Rachael Lebeter for ‘Diary of a Wildlife Carer’, on the plight of native fauna in the face of climate change and diminishing biodiversity
  • Thomas Mayor for ‘A Dream That Cannot Be Denied’, on the legacy of the Wave Hill Walk-Off and the need for constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice.

Established by the Saturday Paper and skin care company Aesop, and now in its fourth year, the Horne Prize is named after writer Donald Horne and requires entrants to submit an essay of up to 3000 words addressing the subject of contemporary Australian life. This year’s prize attracted more than 300 entries.

This year’s judges are Saturday Paper editor Maddison Connaughton, Aesop chief customer officer Suzanne Santos, professor Marcia Langton and authors Anna Krien and Nam Le.

The winning essay will be announced in early December and published in the Saturday Paper on 21 December. For more information, visit the website.


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