Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships: Tanya Vavilova and Karina Young.
‘Write from the heart – write what scares you, what interests you; write out your most embarrassing thoughts. This is the stuff of common humanity.’
‘Language has always been the tool I choose to work with … I think that there is no end to what we can do with language and no end to what we can learn about it, and from it.’
‘Every character needs to want something out of what is happening. If there are any problems in the prose, it’s often because these objectives aren’t clear enough.’