The Northern Territory Library congratulateslocal Territory writers who have been announced as finalists for the 2019Northern Territory Literary Awards.
Department of Tourism, Sport and CulturesSenior Director Northern Territory Library and Archives, Patrick Gregory, saidthe Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge and showcase the breadth ofwriting talent across the Territory and to celebrate our writing community.
We have received over 230 submissions acrossseven categories with entries from Yuendumu, Yulara, Tennant Creek, AliceSprings and Darwin its great to see representation from across the Territoryin the Awards.
Once again the strength and diversity ofTerritory voices is very much on display Mr Gregory said.
The annual Northern Territory Literary Awardshave celebrated the work of Northern Territory writers for more than 35 years.It is part of an ongoing program of events at the Northern Territory Librarythat celebrate the achievements of established and emerging writers,storytellers and prominent Territorians.
Winners will be announced and presented withtheir prizes at a ceremony held at the Northern Territory Library on Wednesday 24July. This free event is open to the public with tickets available through theNorthern Territory Library website – ntl.nt.gov.au.
Winners and finalists will have their workpublished in an annual publication that will be available online or in printedform at the Library following the ceremony. Past publications can be viewed at ntl.nt.gov.au.
The 2019 Northern Territory Literary Awardsshortlist include:
Browns Mart Theatre Award
Notall dreams wear capes, Thomas Midena
OneMore Hour, Mary Anne Butler
TheMission, Kristy Schubert
Charles DarwinUniversity Creative Non-Fiction Award
OnEagles’ Wings, Stephen Enciso
StillFlossing, Roland Bull
TheBirds, James Murray
CharlesDarwin University Essay Award
BushCourt: Rough justice at courts in remote Indigenous communities, JulianMurphy
GreaterExpectations: prison writing and its effect on prison transformation, AdelleSefton-Rowston
TheEffects of Online Sexual Activity on Adolescent Development and itsImplications for Northern Territory Middle and Secondary Schools, JacobFajzullin
BeingAunty May, Romany Maunder
SharedRisk, Liz Bennett
TheColours of an Arm, Lee Frank
TheMasked Lapwing, Worthington Smelling
KathManzie Youth Award
ALiars Colour, Elisha Pettit
AMeal, Fleur Liveris
redbees / blue sea, Leila Heinrich
NTWriters’ Centre Poetry Award
‘Forgotten’history, Meg Mooney
Lyapirtneme/Noreturn, Susan Fielding
Meltingsnow, Carol Maxwell
Sickof Her Flowers Trilogy, Catherine Parsons
Whatdoctors think about when they close their eyes, JohannaBell
Zip PrintShort Story Award
Centring, Jim Blackwood
Going theDistance,Barbara Eather
Sam, Stephen Enciso
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1. 2018 Short Story Award winner,Mhairi Duncan
2. 2018 Award Ceremony, Robbie Hoadreciting some of the winning works
3. 2018 Award Ceremony, MC Patrick AhKit welcoming the authors and audience