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Neilma Sidney Travel Fund 2022 recipients announced

Writers Victoria has announced the seventh round of recipients for the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund, which has opened up to international travel again after pandemic-related travel restrictions in 2021.

The successful recipients are:

  • Susan Francis, for travel to the National Library Australia to research the papers of Jill Joliffe
  • Alison Gibbs, for travel to Lithgow, NSW, to undertake research for second novel
  • Eileen Herbert-Goodall, for travel to Perth to participate in the 2022 Australian Short Story Festival
  • Aimee Knight, for travel to the US to undertake research for manuscript ‘Big Henson Energy’ about Jim Henson
  • Nicole Lee, for travel to attend the 2022 Tin House Summer Workshop
  • Jazz Money, for travel to attend the 2022 Edinburgh International Literary Festival, and to embark on a UK and Ireland tour
  • Yen Pham, to attend the MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
  • Micaela Sahhar, for travel to Palestine to research and develop manuscript ‘Encyclopaedia of a Palestinian Family’
  • Sara Saleh, for travel to Beirut for research on poetry manuscript ‘The Flirtation of Girls’
  • Robert Wood, for travel to Singapore for career and community development.

The judges, who awarded a total of $53,258 to the 10 recipients, were Ronnie Gorrie, Radhiah Chowdhury and Arwen Summers.

The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund was opened in 2017 to provide emerging, mid-career and established Australian writers and literary sector workers the opportunity of travel in the development of their practice, careers or the broader Australian literary sector.

The 2021 recipients included Madeleine Gray, Shakira Hussein, Miranda Luby and Mark Smith, among others.

For more information, visit the Writers Victoria website.


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