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New South Wales Writer's Fellowship
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History

The NSW Writer’s Fellowship was offered annually by the NSW Government to assist the writing of a new literary work by a writer living in NSW.

It is awarded based on:

  • The originality of the proposal;
  • Ability to engage the reader;
  • Professional skills and experience;
  • The potential impact of the fellowship on the applicant's writing career;
  • The extent to which the proposed new work will advance writing in Australia.

(Hills Shire Times, 7 June 2011, p16)

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2018

Year: 2011

Year: 2010

Ceridwen Dovey $20,000 to work on a collection of short stories exploring the limits of human empathy.

Year: 2009

Anna Funder $20,000 award to be used for the writing of a novel tentatively titled 'The General's Pleasure', based on the relationship between Matthew Flinders and his jailer, General Charles de Caen.

Year: 2007

Works About this Award

Compton's Second Coming Anne Susskind , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 1995; (p. 14)
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