The newly released book Hope: An Anthology features 10 stories showcasing humour and resilience in the face of poverty. The stories were from the winning and highly commended entries of the Brotherhood of St Laurence Hope Prize, which was judged by Quentin Bryce, Cate Blanchett and Kate Grenville.
From the media release:
This collection of 10 uplifting, poignant and funny stories transcend the stereotypes of ‘poor’ and reflect the resilience we know that people show in the face of poverty and testing times, shedding light on the experiences of so many of our invisible citizens.
Judged by Quentin Bryce, Cate Blanchett and Kate Grenville, women who are both passionate about defeating disadvantage in our communities and Australia’s literary landscape, this moving collection is a celebration of hope and the enduring power of community.
Authors and stories featured are:
- Catherine Moffat, Better Homes and Gardens
- Eloise Young, 552 to Reservoir
- Katherine Hayes, Queen Street
- Eleanor George, Colours
- Laura McPhee-Browne, The Surprise
- Marlish Glorie, Machine Man
- David Porter, We are Looking at Hun Chen
- Heidi Catherine, The Extra Piece
- Christina Fontana, The Common Good
- Yvonne Popplewell, The Flat Screen
The Hope Prize is presented by community organisation the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Congratulations to all those whose stories were published.
To find out more about The Hope Prize, visit the Brotherhood of St Laurence website.