10 November 2014

Scribe Nonfiction Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

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Express Media and Scribe are pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers.

After a insightful panel on nonfiction by three of the genre’s brightest young talents (Briohny Doyle, Oliver Mol and Rosanna Stevens), Scribe made the announcement. Please see below for the authors and pieces that have been shortlisted.

  • Sam-George Allen – ‘Adult Industry’
  • Robbie Arnott – ‘Birds and Knives and Not Talking About It’
  • Roz Bellamy – ‘The Queerness of Marriage’
  • Sian Campbell – ‘Bleach’
  • Rebecca Harkins-Cross – ‘The Shadow of the Rock’
  • Patrick Lenton – ‘Will You Look At All These Things?’
  • Sam Twyford-Moore – ‘High or Low’

The shortlist was chosen by the editorial team at Scribe, from a longlist of entries compiled by Express Media. The judges were impressed with the quality and range of the entries, which covered genres such as personal essay, criticism, memoir, and reportage.

‘Congratulations once again to all those shortlisted. We have a talented and diverse collection of young Australian nonfiction.

We were thrilled with the quality of the entries this year,’ said Scribe senior editor Julia Carlomagno. ‘I’m sure we’ll be reading more from each of these writers in the future, and it’s an exciting time to be publishing nonfiction in Australia.’

The winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers will be announce at the Express Media Awards, held at The Wheeler Centre on 4th December from 6pm.

The winner will receive $1500; a meeting with an editor or publisher at Scribe; up to 10 hours of editorial time to work on developing a piece to Scribe’s publication standard or to work on developing it into a book-length project; and a 12-month subscription to Scribe, consisting of one new-release nonfiction title each month.