Kathleen Mitchell Award

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The Kathleen Mitchell Award is a bi-annual Australian literature prize for young authors. It was established in 1996 and is awarded every second year with a sum of A$15,000 (2012). The Australian called it a "leading literary award".[1]

The prize was established in the will of Kathleen Mitchell with the following aim: "the advancement, improvement and betterment of Australian literature, to improve the educational style of the authors, and to provide them with additional amounts and thus enable them to improve their literary efforts". The price is managed by The Trust Company and a committee of 3 jurors is awarding the price every 2 years. Only Australian authors under the age of 30 are eligible to participate.



  1. ^ Elizabeth Gosch (May 5, 2006). "Young writers 'lacking basic skills'". The Australian. Archived from the original on June 2, 2006. 
  2. ^ "'Berlin Syndrome' wins 2012 Kathleen Mitchell Award". Bookseller+Publisher. 14 June 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kate Bastians (March 27, 2012). "Award recognises Perth writers". The West Australian. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NAM LE WINS 2010 KATHLEEN MITCHELL AWARD". ABC Online First Tuesday Book Club. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 11 May 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "'The Boat' wins 2010 Kathleen Mitchell Award". Bookseller+Publisher. 10 May 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Abdel-Fattah Wins Kathleen Mitchell Award", Bookseller + Publisher Magazine, 88 (1): 6, July 2008, ISSN 1833-5403 
  7. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/115913/20100209-1340/www.middlemiss.org/matilda/2006/05/markus-zusak-1.html
  8. ^ Susan Wyndham (April 28, 2004). "Prize novel is best of the few". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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