THE BARBARA HANRAHAN FELLOWSHIP
Barbara Hanrahan (1939–1991)
Barbara Hanrahan was a leading printmaker and a writer whose career began in
The Scent of Eucalyptus.
She went on to publish thirteen novels and
two collections of stories, and at her untimely death in 1991 South Australia
lost one of its greatest creative talents.
The fellowship established in her name is awarded every two years during the
Festival Awards for Literature at Adelaide Writers' Week. It is a prize that
every South Australian writer dreams of winning, and I am thrilled to say that
I am the recipient of the 2016 Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship.
What with the release of a new book,
Quiet City: Walking in West Terrace
and the fellowship, 2016 has got off to a great start. I am looking
forward to settling into the writing of the new novel this fellowship supports.