2019 Award Ceremony for Department of English Literary Prizes – School of Literature, Art and Media 2019 Award Ceremony for Department of English Literary Prizes – School of Literature, Art and Media

2019 Award Ceremony for Department of English Literary Prizes

2019 Award Ceremony for Department of English Literary Prizes

The Award Ceremony for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award and the David Harold Tribe Fiction Prize will be held at the Refectory, University of Sydney, on 4 December, 5pm.

Professor Umberto Ansaldo, Head of School, will open the ceremony.

 

The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award

The 2019 award offers a cash prize of $7,000 and publication with Vagabond Press of a collection of poems between 50 – 80 pages by an Australian woman poet. It is made possible by a generous bequest to the university by Helen Anne Bell. This is the third biennial award made under the bequest.

From an absolutely stellar field of 120 manuscripts by Australian women poets this year’s judges Kate Lilley, Pam Brown and Fiona Hile selected a shortlist of five:

Melinda Bufton, Moxie
Melinda Bufton is the author of two collections, Girlery (2014) and Superette (2018). She is a PhD candidate in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

Jen Crawford, A General Image of the Whole Countryside Recovering from the Effects of Winter
Jen Crawford is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks, including Koel (Cordite Books, 2016), and in 2017 she co-edited Poet to Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from Japan (Recent Work Press) with Rina Kikuchi. She teaches within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra.

Emily Crocker, In the Drink
Emily Crocker graduated from the University of Wollongong last year. She has performed poetry for places including Wollongong Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, Unspoken Words Festival, Storyfest, and Noted Festival. Her first chapbook, Girls and Buoyant was published in 2017 by Subbed In. Other poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Verity La, Southerly, Australian Poetry, and the recent spoken word anthology Solid Air (UQP, 2019). Emily has recently returned from her debut international tour in Canada (with support from Writing NSW), which included attendance at the Banff Centre’s biennial spoken word program and appearing at Vancouver’s Verses Festival.

Emily Stewart, The song of the year
Emily Stewart’s first poetry collection Knocks was published by Vagabond Press in 2016 and won the Noel Rowe Poetry Award. She is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Like (Bulky News Press 2015), Australia’s Largest DIY (SOd Press 2016) and The Internet Blue (First Draft 2017). Emily is the poetry editor at Giramondo Publishing and and is currently completing a Doctorate of Creative Arts with the Writing and Society Research Centre.

Ann Vickery, The Antagonist’s Care Pack
Ann Vickery teaches Writing and Literature at Deakin University. She is the author of Devious Intimacy (Hunter Publishers, 2015) and The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon (Vagabond Press, 2014).

The David Harold Tribe Fiction Prize 2019

This award has been made possible by a generous gift to the university by David Harold Tribe, author and humanist, to promote interest in Australian fiction and to encourage the writing of fiction in Australia.

The David Harold Tribe Fiction Prize 2019 offers a cash prize of $12000 and publication of the winning work in Southerly. From 280 submissions the judges Beth Yahp, Bernard Cohen and Mireille Juchau selected a shortlist of five:

  • Claire Aman, If there are Zebra Finches
  • Jack Bastock, How to read your dreams
  • Katherine Brabon, The Pool
  • Paige Clark, She is haunted
  • Peter Newall, Cherry Vareniki

The judges commented:

“The five stories shortlisted for the David Harold Tribe Fiction Award 2019 vividly explore diverse aspects of human experience – at home, in the world or in other worlds. All take us to sharply drawn, unexpected places: a mesmerising desert landscape; the cryptic zones of the online world; the solitudes of illness in a foreign city; dinner party rituals and revelations in a cramped Russian apartment; a frenetic afterlife. Each story has a singular voice, a unique perspective, and a distinctive style and tone.”

Please RSVP by email.

 

Event venue
The Quadrangle (A14)
Refectory Room H113
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Date

Dec 04 2019

Time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost

Free. Please register by email.

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