Now in its sixth year, the Deborah Cass Writing Prize is pleased to announce the 2020 shortlist of nine works by writers from a migrant background.
This year the prize received 109 entries from four states: New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.
- Geetha Balakrishnan, ‘Oluwale, My God Has Come Home’ (Sri Lanka – Tamil)
- Pinchas Birnbaum, ‘In His Father’s Footsteps’ (Europe, Israel & New Zealand)
- Johanna Ellersdorfer, ‘Threads’ (Austrian, Macedonian and Croatian)
- Olivia Guntarik, ‘Stitching Time’ (Malaysia – Indigenous Borneo)
- ES Liew, ‘The Gatherer’ (Chinese-Malaysian)
- Nadia Mahjouri Booker, ‘Moroccan Blood’ (Morocco)
- Dasha Maiorova, ‘Birch’ (Russia)
- Anith Mukherjee, ‘I Am Full Of Love’ (Bengal)
- Sahib Nazar, ‘Alone Together’ (Afghanistan)
Our nine shortlisted writers are: Line 1, left to right: ES (Eunice) Liew (VIC); Johanna Ellersdorfer (NSW); Anith Mukherjee (NSW).
Line 2: Geetha Balakrishnan (NSW); Sahib Nazari (QLD); Dasha Maiorova (NSW), Birch.
Line 3: Olivia Guntarik (VIC); Pinchas Birnbaum (VIC); Nadia Mahjouri Booker (TAS).
Read more here.