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Lucas-Pennington wins 2020 Nakata Brophy prize

Grace Lucas-Pennington has won the 2020 Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Superposition’.

Lucas-Pennington receives $5000 and a three-month writing residence at Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, as well as publication in Overland’s print magazine.

The two runners-up were Jazz Money for ‘sweet smoke’ and Tais Rose for ‘From a Place, Unknown’.

The Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize recognises the talent of young Indigenous writers across Australia and alternates each year between fiction and poetry. This year’s prize is for the best poem of up to 88 lines by an Indigenous writer under 30. The 2020 prize was judged by Evelyn Araluen, Toby Fitch and Gayle Allan.

For more information see the Overland website.


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