News and Events
Lisa Lines recently published her book Milicianas Women in Combat in the Spanish Civil War
PhD Creative Writing graduate Dylan Coleman has won the Arts Queensland - David Unaipon Award (Qld Premier's Literary Awards) 2011, for her manuscript "Mazin' Grace".
Emmett Stinson, a Master of Arts in Creative Writing graduate from the University of Adelaide has been shortlisted for The Steel Rudd Award of the Queensland Premier's Prize for Literature 2011, for his book 'Known Unknowns' (Affirm Press).
Jill Jones was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards for 2011.
Phillip Edmonds is a guest of the 2011 Byron Bay Writers Festival in August, chairing a session on the short story, featuring Evelyn Condon, Louis de Bernieres, Anna Krein and Mandy Sayer.
Dominique Wilson is a guest of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 in September, participating in a session on literary magazines.
Wet ink magazine (no 23) published in July contains work by PhD Creative Writing student Rebekah Clarkson. Rebekah was shortlisted for the 2010 Wetink Short Story Prize.
Amy Matthews published her novel 'End of the Night Girl' (Wakefield Press) in June.
A graduate of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, Maya Linden has won second prize of $5000 in the 2011 Josephine Ulrick Literature Awards for her story Forgetting, about a woman waiting for her lover reflecting on her present and her past. With a PhD in creative writing, a regular contributor to magazines and journals and a commercial ‘creative' writer in advertising, writing is Maya's full-time occupation.
Patrick Allington is a guest of the 2010 Ubud Writers' and Readers' Festival, including satellite events in Semarang and Jakarta.
Phillip Edmonds' new novella, Leaving Home with Henry (Australian Scholarly Publishing) was launched Sunday 29 August at the Melbourne Writers' Festival.
Miguel Syjuco, Emmett Stinson and Phillip Edmonds are all guests of the Melbourne Writers' Festival 2010.
Professor Brian Castro (The Bath Fugues) and Professor J.M. Coetzee (Summertime) have both been shortlisted for the Fiction Book Award, 2010 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.
Phillip Edmonds was a guest at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.
Emmett Stinson and Patrick Allington both have short stories in The Big Issue's fiction special, 'Toasty Tales'.
Best-selling novelist and PhD candidate Sean Williams will team up with fellow best-selling writer Garth Nix to co-write a new children's fantasy series called Troubletwisters. The series has been picked up in three separate six-figure deals and will be published in the US by Scholastic, in the UK by Edgmont and in Australia by Allen & Unwin. The first book in the series will be published in 2011.
The shortlists for the 2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature have been released. PhD graduate Julia Leigh (Disquiet), Chair of Creative Writing Brian Castro (The Bath Fugues) and Visiting Research Fellow J.M. Coetzee (Summertime) have all been nominated for the Fiction Award. PhD graduate and Associate Lecturer Amy T Matthews and PhD graduate Anna Solding have both been nominated for the Unpublished Manuscript Award. The winners of the Festival Awards for Literature will be announced at 4.00pm on Sunday 28 February, the first day of Writers' Week.
Jane Camens (PhD candidate) is the overall winner of the 2009 Fish Short Story Prize, and the first Australian to win, for 'A Matter of Luck'. The prize is 3,000 euro, of which 1,000 is for travel to the launch on 7 July.
Dominique Wilson is winner of one of the inaugural University Doctoral Research Medals for her Creative Writing thesis.
Brian Castro, for The Bath Fugues (Giramondo) and Patrick Allington, for Figurehead (Black Inc), have both been longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature were presented on 28 February. Amy T. Matthews won the Unpublished manuscript award ($10,000) - open to South Australian writers only - for her manuscript 'End of the Night Girl'. This is the fourth time this award has been won by a University of Adelaide creative writing student/graduate: Rachel Hennessy won in 2006 for 'The Quakers', Stefan Laszczuk is 2004 or 'Goddamn Bus of Happiness and Corrie Hosking in 2002 for 'The Black Dream'. This year, Patrick Allington was awarded the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship ($15,000).
Independent Melbourne publisher Ilura Press is proud to be producing Etchings Indigenous, a publication promoting the work of Indigenous writers and artists. The entire publication will be produced by Indigenous members of the community under the mentorship of Ilura Press editors and staff. Etchings Indigenous will be modelled on Etchings, blending short fiction, essays, poetry, art, and photography. Project Coordinator for Etchings Indigenous is Coral Reeve, a member of the Gunditjmara nation. Ilura Press was founded by Sabina Hopfer and Christopher Lappas, both graduates of the University of Adelaide's PhD in Creative Writing.
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