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We are delighted to announce the inaugural SA Literary Fellowships shortlist.

Writers SA and State Library of South Australia have partnered to offer a new fellowship program to support emerging, mid-career, and First Nations writers. The five annual fellowships provide a cash prize, up to three months’ residency with a desk in the State Library, access to the Library’s collections and more.

We are so pleased to be offering local writers this fantastic opportunity, encouraging the original and imaginative use of the Library’s spaces and collections to develop their literary works.

2023 Sa literary fellowships shortlist

First Nations Fellowship

Alexis West
Ali Cobby Eckermann
Karen Wyld

Mid-Career Fellowship

Helen Edwards
Katerina Bryant
Lea McInerney
Melati Lum
Victoria Purman
Walter Marsh

Emerging Fellowship

Christobel Kelly
Courtney Mason
Gemma Parker
Laura Kelly
Piri Eddy
Sarah Pearce

Our warmest congratulations to those who have been shortlisted and we thank who applied and shared their projects. We look forward to announcing the recipients on Wednesday 29 November.

Presented by Writers SA and State Library of South Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, Arts South Australia, and the Libraries Board of South Australia.