NT Literary Awards
Administered by the Department of Arts and Museums, the Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the achievements of a wide range of emerging Northern Territory writers. (more…)
2016 Territory Read Awards
Submissions now closed. Thanks and good luck to all our entrants.
The Award Ceremony will be held at the State Library in Darwin, July 27.
The NT Writers’ Centre is once again proud to present Territory Read – the search for the NT Book of the Year.
Mary Anne Butler wins Victorian Prize for Literature
Darwin’s own playwright, Mary Anne Butler, has taken out the nation’s richest literary award for her play Broken.
On Thursday last week, she became the first playwright to receive the $100,000 prize. She also took out the award for Best Drama, worth an additional $25,000.
Broken tells the story of Ash, a woman who falls in love with the man who finds her trapped in her car after a crash. Simultaneously his wife is at home having a miscarriage.
The award brings valuable national attention to an eminent regional writer.
Don’t forget, Mary Anne Butler’s Darwin workshop series, Story in Six Weeks starts at the end of February.
My Two Blankets – Irena Kobald
Congratulations to NT author, Irena Kobald, who was recently shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, in the Children’s Fiction category for her picture book, My Two Blankets.
Click here for the full shortlist
The Burning Elephant – Christopher Raja
The Burning Elephant is the debut novel by Alice Springs-based author, Christopher Raja. A coming-of-age story about family and identity set in India as it was just before the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
Published by Giramondo in 2015 and launched in the Eye of the Storm Writers’ Festival, you can check out a recently published extract of the book and interview with Chris Raja at Peril, a journal of Asian-Australian Arts and Culture.
Big congratulations to Darwin playwright, Mary Anne Butler, who is shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for her drama, Broken. More
Also to Alice Springs poet Michael Giacometti who won a Regional Emerging Writer’s Residency at the Lock Up during the 2016 Newcastle Writers’ Festival.
Sophie Hamley from Hachette has chosen three Northern Territory writers whose manuscripts will benefit from a mentorship. (more…)
Three Alice Springs poets just returned from Strictly Poetry, a six day residency for poets that is part of the ‘focus weeks’ program at the Varuna Writers’ House in the Blue Mountains. The program involves structured and unstructured writing sessions with author, editor and lecturer Deb Westbury. We spoke with Meg Mooney and Sue Fielding about their experiences. Kimberley Zeneth was also selected for the program. (more…)
Hachette Mentorship Shortlist
Congratulations to the nine writers shortlisted for the 2015 NTWC – Hachette Australia mentorship (more…)
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