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Congratulations to the following NSW Writers’ Centre members for their recent achievements! It is great to see members publishing novels, receiving fellowships and winning poetry awards. Inspiring stuff to keep putting pen to paper! Hugh Allan’s poem “The Ballad of Beryl and Ned” won first prize in the humour category of the Henry Lawson Festival […]


Congratulations to the following NSW Writers’ Centre members for their recent achievements! It is great to see members publishing novels, receiving fellowships and winning poetry awards. Inspiring stuff to keep putting pen to paper!

Hugh Allan’s poem “The Ballad of Beryl and Ned” won first prize in the humour category of the Henry Lawson Festival in June this year.

Michael Costello had his first novel Season of Hate launched at Gleebooks Glebe on 9th August by Irina Dunn. Released through A&A Book Publishing it will be available through Angus & Robertson, Dymocks, Gleebooks etc.

Elizabeth Cummings published her book The Disappearing Sister in April this year. It is a story of hope and empowerment. It tells of a young sister who identifies her older sibling’s eating disorder and finds a way to help her on the long path to recovery. It is available as a paperback and an e-book on Amazon. ISBN: 9781910667491

Sarah Harvey has published her e-book Jack Ward and the Evil King Tosh. It is the first book in a fantasy fiction trilogy for young readers, called The Jelly Baby Adventures. Available in e-book through various distributors, including Amazon Kindle Goodreads, Kobe, Barnes & Noble.  Also now available in hard copy through Amazon only. She is working on Book 2 of the trilogy – hoping to release in 2016.

Aleesah Darlison, member and 2015 tutor, has been named joint winner of the 2015 Environmental Award for Children’s Literature for her book Our Class Tiger. The book has also received the inaugural Puggle Award (Children’s Choice Award).

Lisa Heidke, has published her book The Callahan Splitavailable from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks or Kobo. “From page one there’s no looking back. True to form, Heidke delivers the first of many twists and turns in the story and immediately hooks the reader by investing us in the Callahan lives.” – AusRom Today.

Jannali Jones has been awarded the Black&Write! 2015 Fellowship, an Indigenous fellowship for her novel My Father’s Shadow. She will receive a manuscript development with Black&Write! editors at SLQ and will also be published by prestigious Indigenous publishers Magabala Books!

Carolyn Little has released a novel, Bergstrom’s Orange published by A&A Book Publishing and it is being launched at Gleebooks on August 23. Further information available on the Bergstrom’s Orange Facebook page.

Des Pensable has recently self-published Visions of Chaos which is book one of the Divinity Seeds trilogy, a new epic fantasy story which is available as an e-book and paperback. For details see – Book review

Andrew Patterson has recently self-published his first novel, Harry’s World, both as a paperback and an e-book.  It is a novel set in contemporary Sydney dealing with corruption and crime, in the hard-boiled and noir traditions. Full details are on his website.


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