Menu

Jarrah Dundler shortlisted for prestigious literary award

Jarrah Dundler has been been shortlisted for the Australian, Vogel Literary Award. Photo supplied.

Jarrah Dundler has been been shortlisted for the Australian, Vogel
Literary Award. Photo supplied.

Local Kyogle based writer Jarrah Dundler has been been shortlisted for the Australian, Vogel Literary Award – the richest award for an unpublished manuscript in Australia.

The award launched the careers of writers such as Tim Winton, Kate Grenville and Andrew McGahan.

Open to writers aged 35 years and under it offers a top prize of $20,000 and publication with Allen and Unwin.

‘When I first heard of the award about five years ago I was living in Brisbane, working full-time but keen to devote more time to my passion: writing fiction,’ said Dundler.

He took time off work, moved with his partner and kids back to his home town of Kyogle and in between taking care of his kids, wrote.

He has received both a residential mentorship with the Byron Writers Festival and a Varuna Writers Fellowship that helped him complete his novel in May last year.

The winner will be announced in Sydney on Wednesday 26th April.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsor, Enspire Furniture & Homewares.