2020 Fellowship opens
The 2020 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship is now open. Applications close on 16 November 2019. To apply or find out more information, go to Writers Victoria website.
Mary Hoban’s book shortlisted for Awards
Mary Hoban’s book An Unconventional Wife: The life of Julia Sorell Arnold has been shortlisted for two prizes in the Queensland Literary Awards: the University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award and the University of Southern Queensland History Book Award. Winners will be announced on 12 November 2019.
As well as the Queensland Award, Mary’s book has been longlisted for the Tasmanian Book Prize as part of the 2019 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes.
Mary’s book has also been shortlisted for the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2019. Voting in the Nib People’s Choice Prize closes on 14 October 2019. The Award winners will be announced at an award ceremony on 14 November 2019.
Inaugural Fellow book launch
We are pleased to announce that our inaugural Fellow, Mary Hoban, launched her book An Unconventional Wife: The life of Julia Sorell Arnold at an event at Avenue Bookstore, Albert Park, Melbourne on Wednesday 3 April 2019. The book, which is published by Scribe, was launched by Ellen Koshland, a founding Donor of the Stella Prize. Mary was interviewed by Philip Adams about her book on Late Night Live on 10 April 2019.
2019 Hazel Rowley Fellowship winner
The winner of the 2019 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was Eleanor Hogan who is writing a biographical work about the friendship between journalist Ernestine Hill and self-taught ethnologist Daisy Bates. Eleanor was announced as the 2019 Fellowship winner at Adelaide Writers’ Week on 4 March 2019. Eleanor is our first Fellowship winner from the Northern Territory. For more information, visit our Fellowship page and Writers Victoria.
The announcement followed the Hazel Rowley Memorial Lecture given by writer Maria Tumarkin. Maria won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award for her book Axiomatic, published by Brow Books. Axiomatic was also shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019 and has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize.