2018 Fellowships

2018 Author Fellow

  • Jeff Sparrow, for his compelling project Thinking Differently: Other minds and the challenge of climate change. Sparrow has published five books and regularly contributes to The Guardian. His new book aims to reframe discussions of humanity’s relationship with the natural world in the context of climate change.

2018 Non-Fiction Author Fellow

  • Bernadette Brennan, will use the Fellowship to research and write a significant biography on award-winning Australian short-story writer Gillian Mears. This follows her recent critically-acclaimed biography A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work.

2018 Visual Artist Fellow

  • Karla Dickens, for a multimedia installation titled A Dickensian Circus that will celebrate the lives of Indigenous boxers and the famous Lismore acrobat Cornelius Sullivan. Aiming to reconnect Aboriginal communities with their heritage and introduce youth to vibrant Indigenous celebrities, Karla Dickens’ work will be exhibited at Lismore Art Gallery and Linden New Art Gallery in Melbourne in 2020.

2018 Publisher Fellows

  • Bronwyn Mehan (Director at Spineless Wonders) to travel to New York to interview producers, curators and multi-disciplinary practitioners to explore multiplatform publishing, such as podcasts, interactive installations and live performance, especially for short stories. The project looks to overcome revenue challenges faced by publishers where new technologies have affected consumer behaviour.
  • Nathan Hollier (Director at Monash University Publishing) to research opportunities for and obstacles to book publishing in key emerging world markets across the Asia Pacific and to explore publishing partnerships within these nations.
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