ACT Writing and Publishing Awards

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The ACT Writing and Publishing Awards are an Australian literary award presented by the ACT Writers Centre for the best books in the categories of non-fiction, fiction, poetry and children's literature written in the Canberra region. They have been awarded since 2004. The winners in each category receive a $500 prize.[1]

List of winners[edit]






  • Non-fiction – Rainbow by Jennifer Horsfield
  • Fiction – Not a Flotation Device by Peter Frankis
  • Poetry – " Migrant writer on a bus, thinking of Kundera" by Danijela Kambaskovic-Sawers (unpublished poem by an ACT writer) Andy Jackson (unpublished poem by an Australian writer)
  • Children's –




  • Non-fiction – Who Lied? The Ly-ee-moon Disaster and a Question of Truth by Graeme Barrow
  • Fiction – Dead Sea Fruit by Kaaron Warren
  • Poetry – A Man of Emails by Michael Byrne
  • Children's – (not awarded)
  • Short story – The Day for Travelling by Robyn Cadwallader


  1. ^ a b ACT Writing and Publishing Awards, ACT Writer's Centre
  2. ^ "ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Winners (2004 + )". website. Libraries ACT. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Canberra Writers Celebrated by Gia Metherell, Canberra Times, 14 Dec 2007
  4. ^ ACT Writers Centre
  5. ^ "2011 ACT Writers Centre awards results". ACT Writers Centre. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 

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