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ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
or Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
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History

In 2010, when it was first given, this award was known as the ABR Short Story Competition. Australian Book Review renamed the award in honour of Elizabeth Jolley, and first awarded it under its new name, the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, in 2011. The prize is awarded for an original single-authored short story in English of between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

Elizabeth Jolley wrote for twenty years before her first novel was published.With the publication, in 1983, of both Miss Peabody's Inheritance and Mr Scobie's Riddle, her reputation soared. In 1998, Jolley was named one of Australia's 100 National Living Treasures. She died in 2007.

Winners

2018 winner Ruins Madelaine Lucas , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 403 2018; (p. 44-48)
2017 winner Eliza Robertson

for Pheidippides

2016 winner Glisk Josephine Rowe , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 32) The Best Australian Stories 2017 2017; (p. 94-107) Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 166-182)

'We are wading out, the five of us. I remember this. The sun an hour or two from melting into the ocean, the slick trail of its gold showing the way we will take.'

2014 winner Aokigahara Jennifer Down , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 74-67) The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015; (p. 163-175) Pulse Points : Stories 2017; (p. 19-34)

'I phoned my father when I arrived. He said, Your mum's just round at Aunty El's, in such a awy that I knew she wasn't; that she'd left the room with her hand to her mouth when he'd first said, Hullo love, and I felt so sorry for us all.' (Introduction)

2012 winner Patterns in Nature Sue Hurley , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 17-21)
2011 joint winner Before He Left the Family Carrie Tiffany , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 29-32)
2011 joint winner The Neighbour's Beans Gregory Day , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 19-22)
2010 inaugural winner A Roānkin Philosophy of Poetry Maria Takolander , 2010 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: Hermano Cerdo 2006-;

— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 46-48)
In 2010, this award was known as the ABR Short Story Competition. It was renamed in honour of Elizabeth Jolley, and first awarded under the new name, in 2011.
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