Winners announced – 2018 Feminartsy Memoir Prize

We are very excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Feminartsy Memoir Prize! This year, we received an overwhelming number of entries of a very high calibre. Congratulations to all shortlisted writers, and to everyone who entered – we know that sharing your words and personal stories is an act of courage, and are honoured to have been trusted to read them.

And the winners are …

1st Place : Mother Tongue, Erin Ryan

Judge’s comments: This is a powerful and emotive piece that unpacks a personal experience through a narrative style that captures the reader and places the writers’ experiences within a broader context – the goal of all memoir.

2nd Place/Highly CommendedStory ends, is, begins, Lisa Fuller

Judge’s comments: A beautifully written piece that explores family, grief and the continuity of culture in an accessible, engaging and thoughtful way.

3rd PlaceNorthbound on the Noarlunga Line, Phoebe Paterson de Heer

Judge’s comments: A third place was not originally planned for this year’s prize, but this essay stood out as being of a very high quality, delving into place, personal connections and health, linking the personal with the universal beautifully.

Congratulations to all winners! 

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