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Fiona Wright winner of $30 000 Kibble Literary Award

We are excited to announce that Fiona Wright has won the 2016 Nita B Kibble Literary Award for her collection of essays, Small Acts of Disappearance. The Award, which is worth $30 000, celebrates female writers and their impact on life writing.

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Queensland Literary Awards Shortlistings

We are delighted to have two authors shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. Lucy Dougan’s The Guardians has been shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize and Nicholas Jose’s Bapo has been shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Short Story Prize. For the full shortlist and winners, click here.

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Alexis Wright Awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

We are delighted that Alexis Wright has been awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. First awarded in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide grants of $160,000 over two years to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities. For more information on the fellowships and other recipients, click here.

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Alan Wearne Honoured with Christopher Brennan Award

We are thrilled that Alan Wearne has been lauded with the FAW Christopher Brennan Award. The award celebrates lifetime achievement in poetry and recognises a poet who produces work of ‘sustained quality and distinction’. Judges Jennifer Harrison and Philip Salom had this to say in their citation: Alan Wearne has been involved with the Australian […]

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