Shortlisted! Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

In exciting news, I've been shortlisted for the 2021 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, worth $15,000. The shortlisting is for a project I've been quietly working on for a while - I'm (ghost) writing a memoir for Aaron Fa’Aoso, Torres Strait Islander actor, film and television writer, director and producer. You can read more about my newest project here. And stay tuned, there is even more exciting news to come! The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was established by the family and friends of Hazel Rowley, one of the world’s leading biographers, to [...]

Sixth Annual Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference. June 5-6, 2015 Washington, DC

If I had spare time, and spare cash, this conference is where I would go.  Two days of biography heaven. For an international organisation, the key speakers do seem to be heavily weighted towards US writers writing about US-focussed topics but the breakout sessions sound relevant and interesting: Sessions will focus on topics such as research and writing techniques, market trends, book promotion, working with an agent, and short-form biography. In addition, a wide range of issues will be covered, including “Civil War Women,” “Biography as History,” “Diagnosing Your Subject’s [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:38+11:00April 25th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

Prizes – Hazel Rowley, Stella and more

The 2015 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship was won by Caroline Baum.  Baum, a freelance journalist, broadcaster and editorial director of Booktopia, will use the $10,000 fellowship to write a biography of Lucie Dreyfus, the wife of Alfred Dreyfus, who was falsely charged with treason in the late 19th century. The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship encourages a writing proposal by funding travel and research. The focus is on, but not restricted to, biography. Read more about Baum's win here at Books + Publishing. *** The shortlist for the 2015 Stella Prize has [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:39+11:00March 12th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments
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