2021 Northern Territory Literary Awards Finalists Announced
The finalists of the 2021 Northern Territory Literary Awards have been selected.
The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards have celebrated the work of Northern Territory writers for more than 35 years.
The Awards are part of an ongoing program of events at Library & Archives NT (LANT) that celebrate the achievements of established and emerging writers, storytellers and prominent Territorians.
More than 450 submissions were received across seven categories from around the Territory, including Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Ramingining, Alice Springs and Darwin.
Winners will be announced and presented with their prizes at the Awards ceremony held at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs and livestreamed at the Northern Territory Library, Darwin on Wednesday 15 September, 5.30pm. The event will also be live streamed on the LANT Facebook page.
This free event is open to the public. Tickets will be available online four weeks prior to the event date. For more information go to: https://lant.nt.gov.au/whats-on-library.
A publication featuring the works of the winners and finalists will be available online and in printed form at LANT venues.
Congratulations to all the finalists of this year's Literary Awards, and thank you to everyone who submitted works. Your writing continues to inform, inspire and entertain us.
The 2021 Northern Territory Literary Awards shortlist
Brown's Mart Theatre Award
COLLIDE – physical theatre work – Tania Lieman
If I Had Known You Better - Michaela Vaughan
Calls to 1194 – Sandra Thibodeaux
Charles Darwin University Creative Non-Fiction Award
Beasts of Loss and Love – Ashleigh Ascoli
Stories From My Backyard – Meg Mooney
Listlessness and the Hemisphere of Hope – James Murray
A Homecoming – Alley Pascoe
Charles Darwin University Essay Award
Discrimination Against Women Prisoners in the Darwin Correctional Centre – Laura Burfitt
What can be learned about community-led disaster resilience from the experience of Nauiyu Aboriginal Community in the Northern Territory? – Annie Ingram
Destroyer doomed from the start - the rewritten story of USS Peary's final combat action in Darwin 1942 – Tom Lewis
Flash Fiction Award
The Miracle, Unravelling – Charlotte Durand
Re: application for the conversion of feelings – Stephen W Enciso
The Carpenter – Riley Rusu
Kath Manzie Youth Award
Vellichor – Sophie France
Holding onto you – Gabriella Francis
Sunday – Elisha Pettit
A Thread – Gabriella Tsougranis
NT Writers' Centre Poetry Award
dear Alice – Brian Obiri – Asare
Predictions – Johanna Bell
Discretion – Gabriel Curtin
Deep Rooted – Kelly Lee Hickey
I be, Unseen, I end – Thomas Mayor
Paradise – Rachael McGuirk
Zip Print Short Story Award
The Summer I didn’t Drown – MJ Clark
One Night in Millner – Barbara Eather
The Big Empty – Rachael McGuirk
This Man – Tamara Salajic
Past Publications can be viewed at https://ntl.nt.gov.au/
Image credit: LANT, 2020 Finalists NT Literary Awards, 2020.