Category: News

Richard…the longlist for the Man Booker Prize!

Richard Flanagan is the only Australian writer on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize, which has this year been opened up to writers of any nationality. Flanagan, who was strongly tipped to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award last month, was included for his acclaimed novel about prisoners of war on the Burma Railway, […]

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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The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is very proud to be associated with this new award, offering $10,000 for an unpublished manuscript by a Tasmanian writer, in memory of Dr Erica Bell.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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