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Dorothy Hewett Award 2020

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Please join UWA Publishing in celebrating the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript!

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UWA Publishing and The Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund are thrilled to be announcing the winner of this year's Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished Manuscript.

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Friday February 21st, 6pm to 6.45pm

The University Club UWA, Seminar Room 4

Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley

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Dorothy Hewett (1923-2002) is considered one of Australia’s leading writers whose work captures and disrupts ideas of normalcy in twentieth century Australian culture. As a staunch feminist and, for a long time, a communist, Hewett gave voice to the marginalised. In 1986, Hewett was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to literature. Hewett won the Western Australian Premier’s Poetry Award in 1994 and 1995 for her collections Peninsula and Collected Poems: 1940-1995.

The Dorothy Hewett Award is open to all writers who have completed a manuscript and are seeking publication. The work must be fiction, narrative nonfiction or poetry, inclusive of hybrid genres such as verse novels or memoir. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, courtesy of Copyright Agency, and will be offered a publishing contract by UWA Publishing.

The judges for the 2020 award are Terri-ann White, Director UWA Publishing; Elfie Shiosaki, Lecturer in the School of Indigenous Studies at The University of Western Australia; and James Ley, author and contributing editor of Sydney Review of Books.

The Award this year was competitive. The six shortlisted manuscripts were selected from a pool of more than 200 entries. The successful entries revealed themselves as all having strong potential for publication. Together, the three judges approached the shortlisted works with an admiration for the execution of ideas through language, as well as the long haul of extending initial ideas through to a final work with an integrity of purpose. More information about the shortlist can be found on our website:

https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/pages/the-dorothy-hewett-award-for-an-unpublished-manuscript

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