Woollahra Digital Literary Award 2020 shortlists announced
The shortlist for the 2020 Woollahra Digital Literary Award has been announced.
The award, founded by Woollahra Council to support innovation in Australian digital literature, offers prizes in fiction (judged by Stephen Pham), nonfiction (judged by Sam Twyford-Moore), poetry (judged by Pip Smith) and a new Readers’ Choice Award worth $250. The total prize pool is $7250.
The shortlisted works are:
- Christmas in Paris (Jackie French, HarperCollins)
- Perpetual Nomads (Mez Breeze, FLEFF: Networked Disruptions Online Exhibition)
- ‘The Final Boys’ (Peter Polites, Meanjin)
- ‘A Thousand Loving Thrusts’ (Rachel Ang, The Wheeler Centre)
- In My Father’s Village and Other Freedom Stories (Tamara Lazaroff, Pollitecon Publications)
- ‘A History of Reading: Alan Marshall and Helen Keller’ (Amanda Tink, Sydney Review of Books)
- ‘The Island’ Part One and Part Two (Andrew Brooks, Running Dog)
- ‘Growth Industry’ (Drew Rooke, Kill Your Darlings)
- ‘Kin’ (Dženana Vucic, Kill Your Darlings)
- ‘The Burning’ (Eleanor Limprecht, Meanjin)
- ‘Women Who Write About Their Feelings and Lives’ (Jocelyn Hungerford, Sydney Review of Books)
- ‘The Trouble With Middle Eastern Literature‘ (Keyvan Allahyari, Sydney Review of Books)
- ‘Down By The River: Nick Cave’s Boyhood in Wangaratta (1959-70)’ (Mark Mordue, Sydney Review of Books)
- Brain on Nature (Sarah Allely, Brain on Nature)
- ‘Tongueless’ (Coco Huang, Australian Multilingual Writing Project)
- ‘I’m Selling a Large Suitcase?’ (Dan Hogan, Going Down Swinging)
- ‘The Thing Tableau’ (Mez Breeze, The New River)
- ‘Where I am Not’ (Omar Sakr, American Academy of Poets)
- ‘Who, What, Why, Where’ (Rae White, Baby Teeth Journal).
The winners in each category will be announced on 28 May.
For more information see the website.