Articles tagged “awards”
We’re thrilled to welcome our newest author on board—Claire Christian, winner of the 2016 Text Prize. At the award party last night she gave this warm and heartfelt speech.
Brisbane writer Claire Christian has beaten 296 other entries to win the $10,000 Text Prize for her gritty and joyous novel about grief, Beautiful Mess.
Congratulations Trent Jamieson, author of the genre-defying Day Boy. Day Boy has won two categories in the 2015 Aurealis Awards—Best Horror Novel and Best Fantasy Novel.
Congratulations to Magda Szubanski, whose brilliant memoir, Reckoning, is the winner of the 2016 Indie Book Award for Non-fiction. The Indies are chosen by Australian independent booksellers from the best in Australian writing. Reckoning has also been shortlisted for the Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award.
Helen Garner has just won a Windham-Campbell Prize for her outstanding contribution to international literature. In awarding the prize the judges said: ‘Helen Garner brings acute observations and narrative skill to bear on the conflicts and tragedies of contemporary Australian life.’
Trent Jamieson’s Day Boy has been shortlisted in both the Best Young Adult Novel and Best Fantasy Novel categories, and Skin by Ilka Tampke has been shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel.
The Aurealis Awards were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, to recognise the achievements of Australian science-fiction, fantasy and horror writers.