We lost a beloved and brilliant author when Gillian Mears died last week. We’re devastated by her loss, as are writers and readers across Australia. Her publisher, Jane Palfreyman, shares these thoughts on her dear friend:The Mint Lawn earned this praise from The Age, with no more fitting time to share it:
“Gillian Mears writes like an angel.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Memory Artist!
Katherine goes home with a copy of her newly published novel, along with a cheque for $20,000 thanks to the generosity of Vogel’s and the Stevns family who in 1980 founded the award, Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.… Read the rest
Margo Lanagan shares great insights into what makes (or breaks) an award winning manuscript, from her unique personal experience as both an unsuccessful Vogel’s Literary Award entrant and then, later, as an award winning author and Vogel’s Award judge.… Read the rest
We’re delighted to announce that the 2015 winner of The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is Murray Middleton, with his collection of short stories When There’s Nowhere Else to Run. In the 35 year history of the award, this is only the second time a collection of short stories has claimed the prize!… Read the rest
Entries are now open for the 2016 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award – one of the country’s richest and most prestigious awards for an unpublished manuscript – which turns thirty-five this year!… Read the rest
We’re delighted to announce that Rohan Wilson’s novel To Name Those Lost has won the Fiction Award at the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, cementing his place as one of Australia’s best young writers.… Read the rest
We’ve already written about some of the ways that the lives of winners change, but Christine probably hasn’t really had much opportunity to let any of that sink in just yet.… Read the rest
Tonight at last, we can announce the 2014 winner of The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, Christine Piper with her debut novel After Darkness.
Here at our offices in Crows Nest, a crowd from across the literary world were in attendance waiting with bated breath for Eleanor Catton to announce our winner.… Read the rest