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2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist

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We are excited to announce the 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards shortlist. The announcement of the winners will take place at 6pm Thursday 17 December in the Main Hall at Gorman Arts Centre. More details about the event are here. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to

This year, we are also pleased to welcome the Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch, who will be announcing the winners of the 2015 ACT Book of the Year Award and People’s Choice. The shortlist for this award was released on 12 October 2015.

The shortlist is listed below:

ACT Writing and Publishing Awards

Kristen Alexander, Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain
Craig Cormick, Uncle Adolf
Sean Costello, Capital Yarns
P.S. Cottier and Tim Jones, The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry
Pauline Deeves, The Midnight Burial
Robert Lehane, The Pearl King
Tania McCartney, Tottie and Dot
John Stokes, Fire in the Afternoon

The Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award

Elizabeth Egan, ‘Frozen Stiff’
Jennifer Hand, ‘Now and Then’
C. H. Pearce, ‘Torvald’s Year’

The Michael Thwaites Poetry Award

Laurence Anderson, ‘Winter evening on the Monaro’
Michelle Brock, ‘Memorabilia’
Penny O’Hara, ‘Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100’
Sarah Rice, ‘Action (Bus Route 2)

The Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young Writers

Myles Gough
Louis Klee
Rachael Stevens
Sarina Talip

The Z4 Review Writing Award

There is no shortlist for this category; the winner of this award will be announced on Thursday 17 December.

For enquiries, or interviews with our shortlist, contact Sophie Lovell: or call (02) 6262 9191

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