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The Furphy Literary Award (2020-)
or The Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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History

The Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize was originally awarded annually by the Goulburn Valley Regional Library Corporation to a resident of the Goulburn Valley. It was sponsored by The Furphy Family of Shepparton who established the Furphy Foundry.

In 2020, it was announced that the award would be launched nationally, with a new sponsor (brewing company Lion) and prize money of $15,000 and a residency at La Trobe University. The award is given to previously unpublished stories of up to 5000 words.

Sources include Books + Publishing (https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/02/04/145129/furphy-literary-award-goes-national-offers-15k-prize/)

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2022

winner Cate Kennedy for 'Art and Life'.

Year: 2021

winner Thomas Alan 'Oranges'

Year: 2020

winner Ruby Todd for Awakening

Year: 2016

winner (Short Story, Open Category) Vessels of Stone Kathie Olden , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 129-135)

Year: 2015

winner Sick Lamb i "No way to tell you that you have the best of it", Janeen Samuel , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 86-87)
winner (Short story) Beginnings Fran Collings , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 230-240)
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