2023 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship shortlist

14 January 2023

Nine Australian writers have been named on the 2023 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship shortlist for biography writing. Unlike a literary award, where an author is recognised for a completed work, the fellowship invites writers to pitch an idea for a biography or memoir, they are writing, or plan to write.

The fellowship was created to honour the memory of Australian biography writer Hazel Rowley, who died in 2011. Past winners of the fellowship include Mandy Sayer in 2021, who wrote Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters: Australia’s First Female Filmmaking Team, a biography about the work of pioneering Australian filmmakers Isabel, Phyllis, and Paulette McDonagh.

The winner of the 2023 fellowship will be announced on Wednesday 8 March 2023, following the Hazel Rowley Memorial lecture, during Adelaide Writers’ Week.


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