News & Events: 2011 Department of English & Creative Writing

PhD Creative Writing graduate Dylan Coleman has won the Arts Queensland – David Unaipon Award (Qld Premier’s Literary Awards) 2011, for her manuscript “Mazin’ Grace”.

Emmett Stinson, a Master of Arts in Creative Writing graduate from the University of Adelaide has been shortlisted forThe Steel Rudd Award of the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Literature 2011, for his book ‘Known Unknowns’(Affirm Press).

Jill Jones was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for 2011.

Phillip Edmonds is a guest of the 2011 Byron Bay Writers Festival in August, chairing a session on the short story, featuring Evelyn Condon, Louis de Bernieres, Anna Krein and Mandy Sayer.

Dominique Wilson is a guest of the Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 in September, participating in a session on literary magazines.

Wet ink magazine (no 23) published in July contains work by PhD Creative Writing student Rebekah Clarkson.  Rebekah was shortlisted for the 2010 Wetink Short Story Prize.

Amy Matthews published her novel ‘End of the Night Girl’ (Wakefield Press) in June.

A graduate of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide, Maya Linden has won second prize of $5000 in the 2011 Josephine Ulrick Literature Awards for her story Forgetting, about a woman waiting for her lover reflecting on her present and her past.  With a PhD in creative writing, a regular contributor to magazines and journals and a commercial ‘creative’ writer in advertising, writing is Maya’s full-time occupation.


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