Winners announced – Strange Days
The inaugural Moonee Valley Libraries writing award launched this year, to the theme of Strange Days. We received 200 entries from writers all over Victoria.
The judging panel read all entries anonymously and were highly impressed by the quality and creativity of the writing. A shortlist of 10 was passed on to our guest judge, beloved author and Moonee Valley local Helen Garner.
Congratulations to the award winners:
FIRST PLACE: Spell for a Skin by Rijn Collins
SECOND PLACE: Learning to Light Fires by Maria Griffin
THIRD PLACE: Life Buoy by Anna Sublet
Katherine Brabon, Writing a Woman in Lockdown
Zara Gunadson, The Days In Between
Violet Kieu, Grit, Grace and Groundedness
Elizabeth Quinn, Strange Days
Jenny Sandercombe, When Night Turns
Nova Weetman, And Cat Makes Four
Palwesha Yusaf, Single File
Thank you to every single writer who shared their work with us, and to Helen Garner for kindly offering her time and expertise.
Read the winning and shortlisted entries, along with Helen’s comments, here.