NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship

The 2014 NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship has been awarded to Stephen Greenall for his genre-challenging crime novel, The Dead Become Music.

‘This ambitious manuscript stood out from a very strong field, thanks to some transcendent writing and its remarkable evocation of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the characters that inhabit them,’ the judges said.

The winner receives a one-week fellowship at Varuna, the Writers’ House.

Runners up were Jacqui Dent for her unconventional speculative fiction novel, The Ghostlifter, and Mark Brandi for his well-crafted crime novel, Wimmera. The two runners up will receive books donated by Pan Macmillan and the opportunity to submit their manuscripts for assessment by Pan Macmillan
managing editor Emma Rafferty. The judges also commended Michelle Troxler for her novella, The Paper Factory.

Judges of the 2014 NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship were publisher Emma Rafferty, writer Pip Smith and NSW Writers’ Centre Executive Director Jane McCredie.

Previous NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship winners include Helen Thurloe, Greg Woodland, Lucie Stevens and Alison Thompson.

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