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Meet writer Patrick Marlborough who has been shortlisted for the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award

Patrick Marlborough is a neurodivergent non-binary writer, comedian, journalist, critic and musician based in Fremantle, WA. They have been published in Vice, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Junkee, Noisey, Meanjin, Overland, Crikey, The Lifted Brow, Cordite, Going Down Swinging, Pedestrian, Kotaku, The Betoota Advocate and 'beloved other'. They are a passionate mental health and disability advocate, regularly writing about their experiences with depression, suicide, bipolar, high-functioning autism and OCD. They have lived their whole life in Fremantle and spend their days arguing with their incredibly naughty dog, Buckley. In this Q&A he tells us more about his manuscript A Horse Held at Gunpoint.

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Meet writer Georgia Tree who is shortlisted for the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award

Georgia (she/her) works as a policy adviser for Madeleine King MP, Labor's Shadow Minister for Trade and Resources in the Australian parliament. She is a political activist, unionist and feminist. Georgia completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in Creative Writing in 2013. She later attended the summer program at the London School of Economics in 2019, studying Trade, Development and the Environment, which contributed to her Master of International Relations and National Security at Curtin University, which she completed in 2020. In her spare time, Georgia runs a feminist book club and a blog. In this Q&A she tells us more about her shortlisted manuscript, Old Boy.

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Meet writer Brooke Dunnell who is shortlisted for the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award

Brooke Dunnell is the author of the short story collection Female(s and) Dogs, which was a finalist for the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Her short stories have been recognised in competitions including the Bridport Short Story Prize 2019 and the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize 2017, and have appeared in The Best Australian StoriesNew Australian Stories 2, The Big Issue fiction edition and other anthologies. Brooke has worked as a creative writing mentor, workshop facilitator and judge in various creative writing competitions. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia and lives in Perth. In this Q&A tells us about her shortlisted manuscript The Glass House.

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Three talented Western Australian authors are in the running to win the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award worth $20,000

Brooke Dunnell, Patrick Marlborough and Georgia Tree each have a one-in-three chance of taking out Australia’s newest and richest literary award for young writers. The Fogarty Literary Award is a biennial prize for an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction. The winner receives a cash prize of $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

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