Moorabool Shire Council along with local writers Jem Tyley-Miller and Wayne Marshall are proud to announce the 2018 Peter Carey Short Story Award. Born and raised in Bacchus Marsh, Peter Carey is arguably Australia’s greatest living writer. The author of fourteen critically acclaimed novels and four works of non-fiction, Carey has won the Miles Franklin three times, and the Man Booker twice. Early in his career Carey published two short story collections of rare and startling power - The Fat Man in History and War Crimes - both of which remain, forty years on, unrivalled in their mastery of the short story form. It seems only natural to name this award after one of Moorabool’s (and Australia’s) most gifted and imaginative storytellers.
We are proud to announce, that our winner for the 2nd running of the Peter Carey short Story Award is:
Anne Casey- Being the Mother
Runner up award goes to:
Ben Walter- Flathead out one day
These stories can be read in the spring edition of Meanjin which will be available at the Lerderderg Library, once released. Or you can purchase a copy online from https://meanjin.com.au/
An extract of the winning story will be published in The Moorabool News.
We would like to thank all writers who have submitted to the award. The stories we have received have been a fantastic tribute to both the influence of Peter Carey and the wonderful world of short-storytelling.
2018 Peter Carey Short Story Award Shortlist
The Peter Carey Short Story Award is pleased to announce our final shortlist for the 2018 Awards. After much consideration by Jane Rawson, who was given no names—only stories, the following six stories have been selected:
Clearing – Alice Bishop
Fighting Season – Alison Martin
Being The Mother – Anne Casey
Flathead Out One Day – Ben Walter
Break Character – Chloe Wilson
Naamah's Ark – Imbi Neeme
2018 Peter Carey Short Story Award Longlist
After a large number of high calibre entries from around Australia, we are thrilled to announce our longlist for 2018. With close to 290 entries received, competition has been even more fierce than last year. It is a fantastic tribute to both the influence of Peter Carey, and the wonderful world of short-storytelling.
The longlisting judges tell us we received an exceptionally strong field of submissions, with many fine examples of the form.
Congratulations to the following twelve writers and their stories: