Mary Gilmore Prize

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The Mary Gilmore Prize for the best first book of poetry is given to a first book of poetry from the previous two years; prior to 1998 it was awarded annually. It is conducted by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and named after the writer and socialist Dame Mary Gilmore.

There is, (or was?) also a Mary Gilmore Award given for fiction.[1] In 1959 it went to David Denholm for his novel The Last Blue Sea.[2]

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  1. ^ "Novel Contest Won by Bank Clerk". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 January 1959. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Boadle, Don. "David Denholm". Charles Sturt University. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Austlit - Even in the Dark by Rose Lucas
  4. ^ Austlit - Knuckled by Fiona Wright