Kate Mulvany scoops the AWGIES

The Sydney Theatre Company’s The Harp in the South sweeps up the big prizes in the Australian Writers Guild awards.
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The Sydney Theatre Company’s epic historical drama The Harp in the South won the Major Award in the 52nd AWGIE Awards tonight. Image by Daniel Boud.

Writer and actor Kate Mulvany swept the board in the AWGIE awards, with her adaptation of Ruth Park’s trilogy The Harp in the South winning the Major Prize for Best Script of the Year, the $100,000 David Williamson Prize For Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre, and the Stage Prize.

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Alison Croggon
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Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, theatre writer and critic. She has 30 years experience reviewing performance for outlets such as The Australian, the ABC and The Monthly and generated an international reputation as a performance critic with her influential blog Theatre Notes. In 2009 she was the first online critic to win the prestigious Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year Award. Twitter: @alisoncroggon