Banjo Prize 2021 finalist list announced
HarperCollins Australia has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Banjo Prize for unreleased commercial fiction.
The preselected manuscripts are:
- “My father the whale” (Gina Perry)
- “The Wishbone Watcher” (Kathy Sharpe)
- “The Whisper” (Veronica Lando)
- ‘The conditions of inheritance’ (Michelle Upton).
Now in its fourth year, the Banjo Prize has received nearly 250 nominations from across Australia. The winner receives a publishing contract with HarperCollins with an advance of $ 15,000, while three finalists will each receive a written evaluation of their manuscript.
HarperCollins Fiction Editor Anna Valdinger said: “We were so impressed with the quality of this year’s Banjo Award nominations, and reducing them to a shortlist was both a huge challenge and a huge pleasure. . Once again, it is a privilege and a pleasure to see the depth of talent among Australian writers, in many genres. This is a very special selection, rich in imagination and storytelling talent. ‘
Last year’s winner was Dinuka McKenzie for her detective novel The torrent (entered as ‘Flood Debris’), which will be released in February 2022.
The 2021 Banjo Prize winner will be announced on September 28. For more information, see the HarperCollins website.
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