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The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr won the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining power, and almost no one can see them. Strap yourself in for an epic mediaeval adventure!
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.
Five manuscripts have been selected from 297 entries to make up the 2016 shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing.
On the eve (almost) of the 2016 Text Prize we couldn’t think of anyone better to ask about entering and winning than three authors who’ve been there, done that. So, without further ado, read on for words of wisdom from winners A. J. Betts and David Burton and shortlistee Meg Caddy, whose debut novel Waer is out next month.
Have you got your manuscript ready to submit for the upcoming Text Prize? Here’s how to put your best submission forward.
The winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is Kimberley Starr, author of The Book of Whispers!
The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining
Four outstanding manuscripts have been selected from 268 entries to make up the shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize, awarded annually to the best unpublished manuscript for teenagers and children.
…David Burton’s How to Be Happy, a funny, sad and serious memoir of a personal journey through adolescence. How to Be Happy tackles depression, friendship, sexual confusion, academic pressure, love and self-discovery.
After weeks of reading and discussion we have whittled more than 250 entries to this year’s prize down to five:How to Be Happy by David BurtonMy Lips Are Sealed by Christina CainHeadland by Caitlin CrowleyThe Turners by Mick ElliottWhen the Sky Falls by Erin O'Brien