The Sudden Writing Prize Winner – Zoe Davidson for ‘Crack’

Crack It’s mid 2039 – I’ve lost the exact date. It feels like Spring. The sky is a brighter shade of grey and a gentle breeze stirs the dust into odd little patterns. I set my watch for forty minutes and go for a walk down to the beach. It’s been too stormy to go […]

The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Nonfiction Winner – Ruby Wiggins

Ruby Wiggin’s story Watching the Wheels Spin has been awarded The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of creative nonfiction. Wiggin’s was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement […]

The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Poetry Winner – Jihad Yassine

Jihad Yassine’s poem Box has been awarded The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of poetry. Yassine was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of their winning entry […]

The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Fiction Winner- Maya Crombie

Maya Crombie’s story Leap Year’s Boy has been awarded The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of fiction. Crombie was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of their […]

The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Nonfiction Winner – Lara Vincent

Lara Vincent’s story What Home Is has been awarded The 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of creative nonfiction. Vincent was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of […]

Q&A with Deakin Nonfiction Prize judge, Lur Alghurabi

Lur Alghurabi is a previous winner and current judge of the Deakin Nonfiction Prize. We asked her how this prize has shaped her career and what advice she’d give to people wanting to enter.