The Australian Writers’ Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Kit Denton Disfellowship are Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney for their edgy project, Bleak. The $30,000 Disfellowship was presented as part of the 44th Annual AWGIE Awards held this evening at Doltone House in Sydney.
The Disfellowship was set up in 2007 in memory of Andrew’s father, Kit Denton, scriptwriter, author, poet and lyricist, whose most famous work was the international best-selling novel The Breaker. Previously known as the Kit Denton Fellowship, the competition was re-launched in its fifth year as a Disfellowship attracting almost 500 submissions,
McCartney and McLennon’s winning project Bleak is about reaching your thirties, being spat out of a relationship and realising that you've accomplished absolutely none of the things you thought you would. No partner, no possessions, no career. It’s like being back in your twenties, but without the hope.
“The AWG is thrilled to once again be associated with such an inspirational prize like the 2011 Kit Denton Disfellowship” said the President of the AWG Jan Sardi.
In addition to Zapruder's Other Films, the Disfellowship is generously supported by Animal Logic, FremantleMedia Australia, Hopscotch, GNWTV, Princess Pictures, Shine Australia and TressCox Lawyers.