Wiradjuri woman Tara June Winch has won the SA Premier’s Award for her novel, The Yield, in a ceremony held on the first night of Adelaide Writers Week. The novel has previously won the Miles Franklin, the Voss Literary Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award.
The award for poetry went to Jordie Albiston for her work Fifteeners, which re-thought the sonnet to a 15-line form. Sadly Albiston passed away earlier this month, with many poets paying tribute to her inventiveness and flair. Fellow poet Alicia Sometimes called Albiston ‘a brilliant, incandescent poet and writer who could slice and stitch words by masterly means’.