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.
Inaugural Fellow launching her book
We are pleased to announce that our inaugural Fellow, Mary Hoban is launching her book An Unconventional Wife: The life of Julia Sorell Arnold on Wednesday 3 April 2019. The book, which is published by Scribe, is being launched by Ellen Koshland, a founding Donor of the Stella Prize.
Peter Blazey Fellowship open
Applications for the 2019 Peter Blazey Fellowship are open from 18 March to 24 June. The Fellowship, which is administered by the Australia Centre at the University of Melbourne, is open to writers in the field of biography, autobiography and life writing.
Memorial Lectures and Fellowship announcement events
2019 Fellowship announcement on 4 March, with Maria Tumarkin giving the 2019 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture at Adelaide Writers’ Week. The 2019 fellowship winner was Eleanor Hogan.
2018 Fellowship announcement on 8 March, with Jenny Hocking giving the 2018 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture on ‘The Politics of Biography’. The 2018 fellowship winner was Jacqueline Kent and a special award went to Drusilla Modjeska.
2017 Fellowship announcement at Adelaide Writers’ Week, 9 March, with Maxine Beneba Clarke giving the 2017 Hazel Rowley memorial lecture. The 2017 fellowship winner was Ann-Marie Priest and a highly-commended award went to Suzanne Spunner.
2016 Fellowship announcement at the ‘Art of Biography’ panel discussion at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on 9 March. The 2016 Fellowship winner was Matthew Lamb.
2015 Fellowship announcement at Adelaide Writers’ Week, 4 March, with David Marr giving the Hazel Rowley memorial lecture. The 2015 Fellowship winner was Caroline Baum.
2014 Fellowship announcement at the Writers Victoria Biography Salon, with Janine Burke and Jim Davidson, 11 March in Melbourne. The 2014 Fellowship winner was Maxine Beneba Clarke.
2013 Fellowship announcement at Adelaide Writers’ Week, 6 March, with Alex Miller giving the Hazel Rowley memorial lecture. The 2013 Fellowship winner was Stephany Evans Steggall.
2012 Fellowship announcement at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, 14 March, following a panel discussion with Alex Miller and Jim Davidson about biography and writing. The 2012 Fellowship winner was Mary Hoban.