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Writers in the spotlight: AWG honours writers of The Drover’s Wife, Lion, Hacksaw Ridge, Rosehaven, Deep Water and more at 50th Annual AWGIE Awards

August 26, 2017

Playwright Leah Purcell has capped off an incredible year of recognition for her play The Drover’s Wife, taking home the top two writing honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 50th Annual AWGIE Awards tonight in Sydney. Purcell was awarded the 2017 Major Award and the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre for […]


$100K for Australian theatre: David Williamson Prize set to become one of Australia’s richest literary awards

August 23, 2017

An Australian theatre company will receive $80,000 to commission and program a new Australian work following today’s announcement by the Australian Writers’ Guild that the 2017 David Williamson Prize will be increased to $100,000, making it one of the richest literary prizes in the country. The remaining $20,000 will be awarded as a commission for […]


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