Friday, December 07, 2012
Dunedin Based Writer Takes Janet Frame Memorial Award 2012
Diane will be using the award to take time off from teaching her writing school to assemble and develop a collection of poems with the working title of “Taking My Mother To The Opera.”
The award was hotly contested by a sizable list of applicants all of whom, according to judging panel convenor Chris Else, merited serious consideration.
Along with fellow judges, Elizabeth Smither and Pamela Gordon, Chris says the panel focussed primarily on the track record of the applicant and the extent to which the award would further their literary career.
Short listed applicants were Riemke Ensing, Siobhan Harvey, Jenny Powell and Pat White.