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Hazel Rowley fellowship increases to $20,000

Writers Victoria has announced the value of the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship will increase from $15,000 to $20,000 in 2022.

Established in 2011 to encourage Australian authors to aim for ‘a high standard of biography writing and to commemorate the life, ideas and writing of Hazel Rowley’, the fellowship this year went to Mandy Sayer for her proposed biography of Australian silent filmmakers the McDonagh sisters.

‘This is a substantial increase for the fellowship’, said Hazel’s sister Della Rowley, of the 2022 prize value. ‘In these difficult times, it is even more important to support writers and we are very pleased to be able to announce that the Hazel Rowley Fellowship will increase to $20,000, thanks to our generous benefactors.’

Entries for the 2022 fellowship open today, closing 16 November. For details, see the Writers Victoria website.


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