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 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.
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.