Sydneysider wins seniors book prize

The 2013 winner of the National Seniors Literary Prize is Persephone Nicholas, whose novel Burned was inspired by her own life milestones of motherhood and migration.

Her fictional story, to be published in June, tells the story of one horrific event connecting four lives.

Ms Nicholas, 50, was presented with her prize at a ceremony in the offices of Random House Australia in North Sydney earlier this week.

The prize also includes $2000 cash, a three-year National Seniors membership, e-book publication and cover design, 12 printed copies and the opportunity for further print-on-demand versions.

Chief executive Michael O’Neill said the number of entries this year was nearly double the number received last year for the inaugural seniors literary prize.

The 2014 National Seniors Literary Prize will have the theme "reflections". Entries close 29 November 2013.

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