lundi 12 avril 2010


Announcing the shortlist for Australia's premier essay prize

Australian Book Review is pleased to announce that seven essays have been
shortlisted for this year's Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay.
Calibre is sponsored by Copyright Agency Limited's Cultural Fund. The winner
will receive $10,000.

Lindsay Barrett: 'The Shadow on the Steps'
Janene Carey: 'Retreat to the Castle'
Eleanor Collins: 'Ill-Timed Remarks: A Pathographical Essay'
Lorna Hallahan: 'On Being Odd'
David Hansen: 'Seeing Truganini'
Colin Nettelbeck: 'Kneecapper: A Trip to Happiness'
Jessica White: 'Hearing in Other Ways'

The winner will be announced at the conclusion of a day-long symposium on
the art of essay writing to be held at the National Library of Australia on
Friday, April 30.
Robert Dessaix is the keynote speaker. The five previous Calibre winners
will all speak: Kevin Brophy, Jane Goodall, Elisabeth Holdsworth, Rachel
Robertson and
Mark Tredinnick.

This is a free event, but bookings are essential: (02) 6262 1271 or


The Calibre Prize, created in 2007, has quickly established itself as
Australia's major prize for an original essay, generating brilliant new
essays and fresh insights into culture, society and the human condition.

'No other publication for a wide readership provides a venue for writing of
such length, style, sophistication and personal inflection.'
Professor Nicholas Jose

For more information, please contact:
Peter Rose, Editor

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