Adelaide-based writer Sam Coley has won the 2017 Richell prize for emerging writers for his novel State Highway One. The novel tells the story about siblings dealing with grief while road-tripping along New Zealand’s main highway. The manuscript was one of among 579 entries to win $10,000 prize money and a year-long mentorship with Hachette
The shortlist for the 2017 Richell Prize for emerging writers has been announced jointly by Hachette Australia, the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) and their media partner Guardian Australia. Hachette launched the Richell Prize in 2015 with EWF and the Guardian Australia. The award is in memory of former CEO Matt Richell, who died in 2014.
The Emerging Writers’ Festival have announced the longlist for the 2017 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The Richelle Prize was created in memory of former Hachette CEO Matt Richell, who died in 2014. The prize is geared towards assisting emerging writers who are looking to further their writing careers. Longlisted writers and their works are: