Patrick White Award

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The Patrick White Award is an annual literary prize established by Patrick White. White used his 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature award to establish a trust for this prize.

The $25,000 cash award is given to a writer who has been highly creative over a long period but has not necessarily received adequate recognition. White stipulated that the award be announced the Friday after the Melbourne Cup to turn attention from sport to literature.[1] The 2010 award was reduced to $18,000 because of the economic slump,[2] and in 2012 it was $23,000.[3] In 2020 the winner received $15,000.[4] Writers are automatically eligible without the necessity for submissions.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, David. "Patrick White to the rescue", ABR, no. 347, December 2012-January 2013 Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Literary postman delivers again, winning mentor's bequest ", Nov 13, 2010
  3. ^ a b Susan Wyndham (16 November 2012). "Religion shapes winner's prose". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  4. ^ Steger, Jason (29 November 2020). "Patrick White makes a writer's Day, again". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Aitken wins 2021 Patrick White Award". Books+Publishing. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Day wins Patrick White Literary Award". Books+Publishing. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Albiston wins 2019 Patrick White Award". Books+Publishing. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Samuel Wagan Watson wins 2018 Patrick White Literary Award | Books+Publishing". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  9. ^ Steger, Jason (2017). "Tony Birch wins Patrick White Award". Sydney Morning Herald. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Carmel Bird wins the $20,000 Patrick White Award", Sydney Morning Herald, October 17, 2016.
  11. ^ 2015 Patrick White Literary Award announced, Australian Eye, October 28, 2015.
  12. ^ Patrick White Literary Award winner Brian Castro recalls his encounter with the grumpy neighbour, The Age, November 7, 2014
  13. ^ "Louis Nowra wins $23,000 Patrick White Literary Award", Sydney Morning Herald, November 9, 2013
  14. ^ Former inmate wins $18,000 poetry prize, The Canberra Times, 5 November 2011.
  15. ^ "Farmer wins literary award". Theage.com.au. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  16. ^ "The Age", 8 November 2008, p13
  17. ^ Sorensen, Rosemary (10 November 2007). "White award soothes poet's anger". The Australian. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  18. ^ "In the right place at the White time, for $25,000". Theage.com.au. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  19. ^ "Writers' solitary life interrupted by award". Theage.com.au. Retrieved 4 April 2012.