15 September 2015

Longlist Announced – The 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

NF Prize LogoExpress Media and Scribe Publications are thrilled to announce the longlist for the 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers.  

The award recognises talented young writers in all areas of nonfiction and provides a professional development opportunity for a young writer under 30 working on a long-form or book-length work.

The 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize longlist is:

  • Zoya PatelMatch Fixing: Arranged Marriages in Australia
  • Drew RookeMachine Highs
  • Samantha van Zweden – Eating With My Mouth Open
  • Yamiko MaramaPerpetual Otherness
  • Ellena SavageBut With Blood
  • Emma Marie Jones – Something To Be Tiptoed Around Until It Goes Away
  • Clem MoriscotIn My Own Tongue
  • Elizabeth BryerThe Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Eda GunaydinOnly So Much
  • Patrick MullinsA Liberal View
  • Eric GardinerBlood Sports
  • Carly Smith – Chew


“From arranged marriage to an examination of police brutality, from a little-known story of a PM’s book to the subtle art of translation, many of this year’s pieces share a focus on social and political issues considered from non-traditional perspectives. We’re thrilled with the range of ambitious and original submissions. It’s definitely a reflection of the diverse and healthy culture of nonfiction writing in Australia,” said Carlomagno.

The 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize shortlist will be announced at ‘The Personal in Nonfiction’ event at The Wheeler Centre on Monday November 2. The panel will feature Robbie Arnott, Briohny Doyle and Sian Campbell, hosted by Tom Doig.

The winner is chosen by Scribe’s editorial team and receives a cash prize of $1,500, a year’s ‘reading subscription’ to Scribe’s nonfiction titles and up to 10 hours of editorial time with a Scribe editor or publisher. Scribe’s publisher, Henry Rosenbloom, will announce the winner of the 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize at the Express Media Awards, our annual celebration of young people in writing, editing and publishing.

Congratulations to all longlisted writers. Keep your eyes on the Express Post Blog to find out more about each writer and their work in the coming weeks.