The judges were incredibly impressed with the standard of applications in both categories, giving a sense of the quality of work being done around the country in these genres.
We look forward to welcoming the recipients into our programs shortly.
Louis Decrevel, wins the scholarship for Writing for Children
Writer/illustrator Louis Decrevel lives on a hobby farm in the beautiful Inman Valley, South Australia, where he and his wife homeschool their nine hilarious children. The family’s adventures provide endless inspiration for his stories, poetry, comics and art. He is working on humorous and heartfelt books that explore fatherhood and family life.
More information about Writing for Children with Martine Murray.
Tamara Hajdu wins the scholarship for Writing Young Adult Fiction
Tamara Hajdu is an aspiring writer. She lives in Queensland and works at Gold Coast Libraries, most recently in the Young People’s team. Tamara is working on a novel about a teenage girl whose parasocial relationship she has with a b-grade celebrity unexpectedly exposes her life to public scrutiny.
More information about Writing Young Adult Fiction with Simmone Howell.
Beau Windon, Highly Commended, awarded mentorship with Simmone Howell
Beau Windon is a neurodivergent Wiradjuri writer based in Naarm. He writes quirky stories about quirky people. In 2020, he was awarded an EWF At Home Residency and a Varuna Fellowship for 2021.
You can follow him on social media @WhoIsBeauWindon where he regularly posts ramblings and then deletes them anxiously several minutes later.