Older writers book prize launched

Older unpublished Australian authors have a chance to see their work in print after the announcement this week of the National Seniors Literary Prize for 2012.

Last year, co-authors Paul Cieslar and Jeff Steel took out the inaugural prize with their non-fiction book No Heil Hitler. This year, publishing company Random House Australia is sponsoring the award for a fiction work with the theme of ‘change’.

“The over 50s have lived long and seen many changes, so they are well-placed to write about them,” Michael O’Neill said.

The winner of the 2012 prize will have their book edited, the cover designed professionally and also receive 12 printed copies of their digitally-published work.

The competition closes on 30 November and the winner will be announced in February 2013. He or she will also receive $2000 cash.

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