Winner of the 2016 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers announced

A huge congratulations to Susie Greenhill for winning the 2016 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers!

Susie won with her Australian novel, The Clinking. According to one of the judges, Susie’s writing was “electric, and profoundly affecting”.

Thanks to Hachette Australia, winners receive prize money, publishing mentoring, and their finished manuscript will be considered for publication. That’s a lot of awesomeness in Susie’s near future.

From the media release:

Fiona Hazard, Hachette Australia Publishing Director said, “In its second year the Richell Prize has continued to attract some of Australia’s best emerging writers. We are thrilled to be publishing the inaugural Richell Prize winner Sally Abbott’s novel Closing Down in July 2017 and we can already see we have writers in this year’s shortlist with the same amazing promise.”

Susie has a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University and was longlisted in the 2015 Richell Prize. Susie will receive $10,000 in prize money, donated by Hachette Australia, and a year’s mentoring with Vanessa Radnidge, a publisher with Hachette Australia. Vanessa will work with Susie to develop her manuscript and will have first option to consider the finished version of The Clinking for publication.

For more information about the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers visit the Emerging Writers’ Festival website.

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