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Wednesday 22 July 2020
Arts

meet the winners of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “swampy” by emily white

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Emily White’s story, Swampy won the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus their award-winning story! * Congratulations on winning this year’s RFP for Fiction, Emily! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am Emily White, advocate for ecofeminism and a high fibre diet, and I am…
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Wednesday 22 July 2020
Arts

meet the winners of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “baby season” by vicky daddo

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Vicky Daddo’s story, Baby Season, placed second in the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Vicky, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 2nd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Vicky! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer based in Gippsland, Victoria, originally from the…
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Wednesday 22 July 2020
Arts

meet the winners of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “touch starve” by maude davey

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Maude Davey’s story, Touch Starve, placed third in the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Maude, plus her award-winning story! * Congratulations on placing 3rd in this year’s RFP for Fiction, Maude! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I am one of twins, born in the early sixties…
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Wednesday 24 June 2020
Arts

the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: the winners

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We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is Emily White for their story Swampy. Emily receives a $1000 cash prize, a 12-month membership to Writers Victoria, a 12-month digital membership to Kill Your Darlings, and a collection of books courtesy of our sponsors. The 2020 Rachel…
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Friday 19 June 2020
Art TV

TV talk: season two of ‘shrill’ wears its heart on its colourful sleeve

Nicola Frassetto
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The supportive best friend. The tragic sad girl. We’ve seen characters from marginalised communities delivered straight from the production line, neatly packaged within these stereotypes for moral convenience. But Annie Easton, heroine of Shrill, proves something different is possible: a character who is equally flawed and inspiring. Watching Annie grow at a rate of fits…
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Wednesday 10 June 2020
Arts

the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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The Lip team is pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Plant Life – Tanya VavilovaArrow – Mia-Francesca McAuslanBaby Season – Vicky DaddoTouch Starve – Maude DaveySwampy – Emily WhiteEarth House – Hollen Singletonhere/after – Laura McCluskeyAnd All Our Yesterdays – Elizabeth FluxHazard Lights – Zoë BradleyWatching – Zowie…
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Tuesday 24 March 2020
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: jennifer down

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author Jennifer Down. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? That…
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Friday 20 March 2020
Arts Books

lip lit: Q&A with author catherine noske on her debut novel, The Salt Madonna

Josephine Mandarano
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This is the story of a crime. This is the story of a miracle. There are two stories here. Catherine Noske’s debut novel The Salt Madonna is set on the fictional island of Chesil, where a single terrible event begets religious hysteria that threatens to destroy a close-knit community. The book, which was a decade in…
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Monday 16 March 2020
Arts Books

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: eleni hale

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author Eleni Hale. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation in publishing? Without…
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Tuesday 10 March 2020
Arts Books

meet the judges of the 2020 rachel funari prize for fiction: rae white

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the incredible people who make up the judging panel of the 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet poet, writer and zinester, Rae White. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for stories by women and non-binary writers. What’s your view on diverse representation…
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Wednesday 22 January 2020
Arts News

YA author steph bowe remembered as a “beautiful human”

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The Lip team is saddened to learn of the recent death of Australian YA author, Steph Bowe, from complications related to T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with in April 2019. She was 25. Steph published her first novel, Boy Meets Girl, at just sixteen years old and went on to publish two…
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Tuesday 12 November 2019
Arts Books

lip lit: guest house for young widows: among the women of ISIS

Aisling Philippa
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Journalist-cum-author Azadeh Moaveni commands a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Middle Eastern politics and ideology, and it shines in her latest offering, Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS. This narrative non-fiction is written as a pastiche of sorts, vividly painting a picture of the journeys many Muslim women followed…
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Thursday 10 October 2019
Books

lip lit: being mean

Eliza Graves-Browne
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CW: sexual abuse, child abuse The honesty of Patricia Eagle’s Being Mean: A Memoir of Sexual Abuse and Survival is at times a painful and difficult read. The book chronicles Patricia’s life in vignettes from the ages of four to sixty-five, with chapters presented chronologically. The early chapters relay her experiences of child sexual abuse,…
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Friday 23 August 2019
Arts Theatre

helping hands: a powerful message about autism

Charlie Osborne
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Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to see the show Helping Hands. Held in the La Mama Courthouse black box space, it created a vivid picture of some aspects of living as an autistic person in an allistic—not autistic—society. Not only was it compelling and entertaining, but it was also incredibly informative on the…
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