Author: Arianne James

Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize is Open for Entries

Now in its 19th year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize remembers Tasmania’s most acclaimed poet. Proudly sponsored by The Hobart Bookshop and Island. First Prize: $2000 + publication in Island + annual subscriptions to Island, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Review of Australian Fiction, Southerly and The Lifted Brow* Second Prize: Publication in Island + annual […]

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Richard Flanagan Shortlisted for the Man Booker

Congratulations to Tasmanian writer, Richard Flanagan, whose novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes! The winner of the prize will be announced on 14 October. Good luck Richard! See more about the book at the Random House website […]

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Announcing the Erica Bell Foundation Literature Award

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is very proud to be associated with this new award, offering $10,000 for an unpublished manuscript by a Tasmanian writer, in memory of Dr Erica Bell.  Such was the impact the late Dr Erica Bell had on Tasmania’s medical and literary world, her husband has established a Foundation in her name […]

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Children’s books flying off the shelves!

When I was a Boy in Sudan and When I was a Girl in Sudan, published by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, are literally flying off the shelves!  Widely available in good bookshops around Australia and also via the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre website, these beautifully illustrated stories of traditional Madi life appeal to children and adults alike […]

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Vale Thomas Connelley

We are saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of Thomas Connelly. Tom has done a huge amount to support writing and writers in Tasmania, running a bookstore, where he hosted writing events, and recently organising the Silver Words spoken word events. Tom also put pen to paper, writing (and performing) his own […]

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Congratulations Richard…so well deserved!

Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan became the fourth Australian to win the much-coveted Man Booker prize for 2014. After Richard’s book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North made it to the short list of the Booker, all Tasmanian writers, and indeed all Tasmanians, must surely have been holding their collective breath waiting to hear if […]

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Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2015

It’s time to get creative. The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize, run by the Forty South Publishing – the guys who publish the marvellous Tasmania 40° South magazine, is looking for short stories up to 3000 words with an island, or island-resonant, theme. Judges for the 2015 prize are Chris Gallagher, director of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, […]

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Judges wowed by Tassie writing talent in inaugural Erica Bell Foundation Literature Award

Poring over manuscript after manuscript was a tough but eye-opening job for judges nutting out who would win the new Tasmanian manuscript prize – the inaugural Erica Bell Foundation Literature Award for $10,000 for an unpublished novel. The judging process, overseen by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and led by established authors Rohan Wilson and Lian […]

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