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17 May 2017

Writers, literary orgs among OzCo grant recipients x

Thirty-seven writers, publishers and other literary organisations have been awarded a total of $938,117 in the Australia Council’s first grants round for 2017. Nineteen writers received arts projects grants of... Read more

Juchau, Valentine awarded $100,000 Charles Perkins Centre fellowships

Author Mireille Juchau and playwright Alana Valentine have been awarded Writer in Residence fellowships at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre. Both writers will receive $100,000 and will spend... Read more
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Chidgey wins NZ$50,000 fiction prize at New Zealand Book Awards

The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Auckland Writers Festival on 16 May. Catherine Chidgey won the NZ$50,000 (A$46,380) fiction prize... Read more

Dempster to step down after MWF 2017 x

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) artistic director and CEO Lisa Dempster will step down following this year’s festival, which runs from 25 August to 3 September. Dempster was appointed in 2012... Read more
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RWA releases 2017 conference program ‘Love Gone Wild’

The Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) has released the program for its 2017 conference, to be held in Brisbane from 11-13 August under the theme ‘Love Gone Wild’. International guests... Read more

Orwell Prize 2017 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the Orwell Prize for Books 2017 has been announced. The titles shortlisted for the £3000 (A$5547) prize for political writing are: Citizen Clem (John... Read more
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