The Deborah Cass Prize is finishing in 2022. It is the eighth year of the Prize and the committee has decided to put down the pen.
On behalf of our family – especially my late parents, Shirley and Moss – I am tremendously grateful to you for supporting the Prize. It’s been a very meaningful way to remember my sister, Deborah, who had a love of writing and a passion for justice.
Supporters and members of the public are warmly invited to join us online for our final award ceremony on Wednesday, 16 November at 7.00pm to celebrate the achievements of the eleven writers whose entries have been shortlisted for the 2022 Prize and congratulate the winner and two runners-up. Please register here for the link to join the ceremony.
Keynote speaker: Alice Pung OAM. With Christos Tsiolkas and Tony Ayres, Alice was one of the foundation judges of the Prize from 2015 to 2017, and we are so grateful that she will be there to mark the occasion of our last Award.
MC: Dr Andonis Piperoglou. Andonis is an historian of global diasporas at the University of Melbourne and lectures on the dynamics of migration, ethnicity and diaspora in Australian and global contexts.
Judge’s report presenter: Paul Dalgarno. Paul is our newest judge, and joined veterans Lee Kofman and Sisonke Msimang to choose this year’s winner and runners-up. Paul is an author and journalist who is currently Managing Editor of ScreenHub.
With thanks and appreciation, Dan Cass and the Deborah Cass Prize Committee