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Digital Narrative (2010-2016)
Subcategory of Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
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The Digital Narrative Award was added to the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards in 2010. The award 'is open to a person who has created a text for an online environment. The award is based on the literary merit of a work written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web or a hand-held device such as a mobile phone.'

Source: State Library of Western Australia website,
Sighted: 15/02/2011

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2016

winner y separately published work icon Timelord Dreaming : Tweetems from Ward 8b David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2015 8360247 2015 selected work poetry

'You wake in the middle of the night with a terrible pain radiating from your lower side up to your chest. An ambulance is called, and you’re rationed ever increasing doses of morphine on your way to the hospital. In the EW, a heart attack is ruled out but the mystery intensifies. Until a CT scan reveals the truth...

“You”, in this case, was the author, who, with the kindness of a Dr Who understudy and other medical staff at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane, survived a urgent operation and had many medicated days to reflect on an often surreal experience.

'Timelord Dreaming uses “tweetems”, microtexts with Internet call-outs, to recreate one man’s journey through the parallel universes of patient and personal identity. If you’ve ever been hospitalised, you'll find much that is familiar – and not always comfortable – here. ' (Publication summary)

Year: 2011

winner y separately published work icon Machine Man Max Barry , Melbourne : Scribe , 2011 Z1580713 2011 single work novel humour science fiction

'Charlie always thought his body could be better. His employer, military contractor Better Future, has the resources he needs to explore a few ideas. So he begins to build parts. Better parts. Charlie's prosthetist, Lola, is impressed by his artificial limbs. But some see him as a madman. Others, a product. Or even a weapon.

'Existing at the intersection between mind and body, in the dawn of the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny tale about one man's quest for the ultimate in self-improvement.' (From the publisher's website.)

Year: 2010

winner y separately published work icon The Garden : A Soul Awakening The Garden : Anam Cara Robin Craig Clark , Darlington : Peliguin , 2005 Z1811896 2005 selected work poetry prose

'This beautiful book is presented as a timeless tale of infinite possibility. A wonderful imagery of a perfect garden where anything is possible. Beyond the world of your mind lies the garden of your soul.

'Evocative passages and poetic rests makes this book a pleasure to read. Enlightening and insightful meditation on words and art to inspire true spiritual awakening. Take a journey along an ancient path and discover a mysterious garden where every word is a meditation on life and love. Its mystery is part of the appeal, it helps bring your own life into the book. All of us have a quiet longing to return to nature and live as we were intended to do.

'The Garden uses an exemplary fusion of art and poetry to tell the story of spiritual awakening on earth. The text, under the editorship of Robin Craig Clark, provides a thorough understanding of the perfect and natural state of enlightenment and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book. Never before has our soul's evolution been so clearly, so ingeniously portrayed.' (From the publisher's website.)

Won under the title: The Garden: Anam Cara