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Peter Carey Short Story Award 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Peter Carey Short Story Award has been announced.

Chosen from a longlist of 18 by judge Elizabeth Tan, the shortlisted stories are:

  • ‘Tight Lines’ (Allee Richards)
  • ‘Bock Bock’ (Andrew Roff)
  • ‘Flight Mode’ (Charlotte Guest)
  • ‘Company’ (George McElroy)
  • ‘Caravan’ (Jenni Mazaraki)
  • ‘The Cockatoo’ (Joseph Earp)
  • ‘What Would Kim Do’ (Mirandi Riwoe)
  • ‘Prawn Fishing with Medusa’ (Rebecca Slater).

Organised by the Moorabool Shire Council, the award is for stories of 2000–3000 words, and is open to all Australian residents. The winner receives $1000 and the runner-up receives $500, with both stories to be published in the Spring 2020 edition of Meanjin.

This year’s winner and runner-up will be announced on Saturday, 13 June.

Last year’s winning story was ‘Let’s Talk Trojan Bee’ by Alex Cothren. For more information about the award, see the Moorabool Library website.


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