And the winner of Australia’s Vogel Prize for younger writers is … no-one

A lack of the ”special quality” of previous winners means that Australia’s most important prize for younger writers, The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, won’t be handed out this year.

The award, which brings with it $20,000 and guaranteed publication by Allen & Unwin, has been the catalyst for the careers of writers like award-winners Tim Winton and Kate Grenville and the past two winners, Rohan Wilson’s The Roving Party and Paul D. Carter’s Eleven Seasons, have gone on to achieve success in major literary prizes.

Click on the link to find out why Vogel judge Geordie Williamson, who is also The Australian’s chief literary critic,  felt it was most important to protect the integrity of the prize  The Australian

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