In its eighth and final year, the Deborah Cass Prize for Writing is pleased to announce the 2022 shortlist of eleven works by writers from a migrant background.
The shortlisted writers are pictured from top to bottom and left to right:
Meghalee Bose, International Roaming Charges
Min Chow, Melonshine
Jing Cramb, The Baby
Olivia De Zilva, A Bigger Splash!
Anneliz Marie Erese, International
Sevim Dogan Ozkan, To Not Be Forgotten
Binh Pham, Girl on the Move
Anne Ryden, Ashes
Ara Sarafian, Crack
Niko Satria, Meeting Hunter
Nilofar Zimmerman, Kaa
There were 99 entries to the Deborah Cass Prize in 2022 and the shortlisting judges said they were impressed with their high overall quality.
The Deborah Cass Prize is awarded to an unpublished first- or second-generation migrant writer, of any age and from any state or territory in Australia. The Prize winner will receive $3,000, a three-month mentorship with an established writer, publication of their entry in Mascara Literary Review, and an introduction to Black Inc. publishers for consideration of their finished manuscript.