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The Australian/ Vogel's Literary Award





Do you dream of being a published writer? Enter Australia’s most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering publication by Allen & Unwin, with an advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000, The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award has launched the careers of some of Australia's most successful writers, including Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Gillian Mears, Brian Castro, Mandy Sayer and Andrew McGahan.

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award-winning authors have gone on to win or be shortlisted for other major awards, such as the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Booker Prize.

Entries for the 2015 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award are now open.


Previous Winners

Paul D. Carter

Paul D. Carter

Paul D. Carter was born in Melbourne and spent much of his youth going to Collingwood Football matches with his Dad and brother, Marcus. In 2001, Paul completed a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Deakin University and, in 2008 completed a PhD while writing Eleven Seasons. Paul grew up in Melbourne in the 1980s and has a keen interest in modern Australian history.
Rohan Wilson

Rohan Wilson

Rohan Wilson lived a long, mostly lonely, life until a lucky turn of events led him to take up a teaching position in Japan where he met his wife. They have a son who loves books, as all children should. They live in Launceston but don't know why. Rohan holds degrees and diplomas from the universities of Tasmania, Southern Queensland and Melbourne. He won The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award in 2011 with his first book, The Roving Party. He can be found on Twitter: @rohan_wilson.
Lisa Lang

Lisa Lang

Lisa Lang is a Melbourne writer. She is the author of the non-fiction title E W Cole: Chasing the Rainbow, and was selected in 2007 for the Australian Society of Authors' mentorship program.  She was co-winner of the 2010 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award with her novel Utopian Man.
Kristel Thornell

Kristel Thornell

Born in 1975, Kristel Thornell grew up in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. She has lived in North America for much of the last ten years, in Mexico, the United States and Canada, where she completed an M.A. in English at the University of New Brunswick. She has also taught Italian language and literature, French and Spanish, and has published reviews, poetry and fiction in a range of journals, including Meanjin, Overland, Southerly and Island. Kristel is currently living in the US.  She was co-winner of the 2010 The Australian/Vogel's Award with her novel Night Street.

Recently published

Spotlight:

Eleven Seasons

by Paul D Carter

MELBOURNE, 1985. Jason Dalton sits on his bed and counts his football cards, dreaming of the day he too is immortalised in the public eye. He's young and gifted, a natural player who can do anything with the ball in his hand. If only everything else in his life was as obvious to him as playing.

Spotlight:

The Roving Party

by Rohan Wilson

A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw.

Spotlight:

Utopian Man

by Lisa Lang

An exquisite historical novel about a remarkable man who chose his own path, charming and scandalising others in equal measure.

Spotlight:

Night Street

by Kristel Thornell

An intensely satisfying novel that celebrates the short richly lived life of Australian artist, Clarice Beckett.

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