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Monday 10 April 2017
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meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: sarah kanake

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet writer Sarah Kanake. * What are you working on in 2017? I have just started my second novel, ‘Lazarus’. It’s set in 1978 (at the close of whaling) in a…
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Tuesday 4 April 2017
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meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: lucy adams

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet editor of Voiceworks, Lucy Adams. * What are you working on in 2017? Editing Voiceworks. I’m hatching plans for the year – things Voiceworks has never done before – and…
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Monday 20 March 2017
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meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: gabrielle tozer

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author and journalist, Gabrielle Tozer. * What are you working on in 2017? I’m tinkering with a middle-grade novel and planning out my fourth YA novel. I’m also busy with…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “one hundred and fifty seconds” by katy warner

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Katy Warner’s story, One Hundred and Fifty Seconds, won 1st place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Katy, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am a playwright, sometimes actor and writer based in Melbourne. I grew up in Perth…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “la otra” by laura elvery

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Laura Elvery’s story, La Otra, won 3rd place in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Laura, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer and PhD researcher from Brisbane. What do you think it takes to win an award-winning story?…
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
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meet the winners of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: highly commended, “the tallest girl in the world” by laura mcphee-browne

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Laura McPhee-Browne’s story, The Tallest Girl in the World, was Highly Commended in the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am a 31 year old social worker who writes short stories, and sometimes other stuff. What do you think it takes to win an…
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Monday 4 April 2016
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meet the judges of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: abigail ulman

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What are you working on in 2016? Trying to answer emails within five months of receiving them. Also, a novel. What does “other” mean to you? In the context of this prize, “other” means writers, characters, perspectives and voices we aren’t used to reading in fiction – points of view that have been historically, societally,…
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Monday 28 March 2016
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meet the judges of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: eliza henry-jones

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Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to the wonderful women writers that make up the judging panel of the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today we chat with Melbourne author of In the Quiet, Eliza Henry-Jones. What are you working on in 2016? I’m working on my second novel, which is…
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Monday 21 March 2016
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meet the judges of the 2016 rachel funari prize for fiction: emily bitto

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Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to the wonderful women writers that make up the judging panel of the 2016 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today we chat with Melbourne writer and author of The Stella Prize winning debut novel, The Strays, Emily Bitto.   What are you working on in 2016?…
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Monday 22 June 2015
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meet the winners of the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “round” by katelin farnsworth

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Katelin Farnsworth’s short story ‘Round’ won Lip’s 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Katelin, plus her award-winning story! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Hi! I’m Katelin and I’m a writer from Melbourne. I’m currently studying Professional Writing & Editing, trying to complete my first novel, and…
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Monday 22 June 2015
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meet the winners of the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “fota” by danielle binks

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Danielle Binks’ story, ‘Fota’ won 2nd place in the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Danielle, plus her award-winning story! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Wearer of Many Hats. I’m a book review blogger over at my own Alpha Reader, a publicist for Wild Dingo Press,…
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Monday 22 June 2015
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meet the winners of the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “excerpts” by ali zayaan

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Ali Zayaan’s story, ‘Excerpts’ won 3rd place in the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Ali, plus his award-winning story! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I study Econ and Politics at Adelaide Uni. I love writing like I have loved very few things ever in life…
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Friday 14 February 2014
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meet the judges: estelle tang

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Over the next week or so, Lip will be running a special set of interviews with the judges of the 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. These lovely ladies are Jessica Friedmann, Melanie Tait and Estelle Tang. A few days ago published our interview with Jessica Friedmann. Today let’s meet Estelle Tang. Estelle Tang has recently relocated to NYC, and…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
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meet the judges: jessica friedmann

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Over the next week or so, Lip will be running a special set of interviews with the judges of the 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. These lovely ladies are Jessica Friedmann, Melanie Tait and Estelle Tang. First up, let’s meet Jessica Friedmann. Jessica Friedmann is a Melbourne-based writer and editor, who has formerly worked at Farrago,…
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