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Previous winners of the Woollahra Digital Literary Award

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2017 Woollahra Digital Literary Award, announced at Woollahra Library at Double Bay on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

2017 Winner: Non Fiction

Vanessa Berry, Excavating St Peters

Judges comments:
'Timely, political, historical, and lucid.'
'Vanessa Berry is an expert tour guide of a Sydney whose lost history is buried just beneath its shiny, new surfaces. In 'Excavating St Peters', Berry roams a misunderstood suburb, giving lyrical depictions of a kind of beauty that others might see as banal, and, in the meantime, gives a documentary-like take on political protests against over-development. This is nonfiction writing of the highest order.'

2017 Winner: Fiction

Melissa Bruce, Picnic at Mount Disappointment

Judges comments:
'A verse novel that charmed in a matter of stanzas. Surprising character development, witty and original observations, honest representation of a prickly teen trying to find her place between worlds. A very enjoyable read.'

Shortlist for 2017 Woollahra Digital Literary Award

Non Fiction Shortlist

Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Bad Writer

Vanessa Berry, Excavating St Peters

Sam George-Allen, I Put A Spell On You

Rory Kennett-Lister, Terrain: An Exploration in Two Parts

Suneeta Peres da Costa, A Home in Ananda and the World

Matthew Thompson, Night Swimming in Dungog

Fiction Shortlist

Tanya Bird, The Royal Companion

Melissa Bruce, Picnic at Mount Disappointment

Nick Earls, Gotham

Richard Tardif, The Washing Away of Blood

Ariella Van Luyn, Bulldozer

Danielle de Valera, Dropping Out: A Tree Change Novel-in-Stories

Sharon Willdin, Legacy of the Female Factory

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