Although the Stella Prize was launched three years ago to recognise both fiction and nonfiction by Australian women, fiction in all its forms dominates the longlist released on Tuesday.
Jason Steger Dimitris Tsaloumas won a National Book Council award for The Observatory and later the Patrick White award for a writer deemed not to have been sufficiently recognised.
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Jason Steger The creator of such subversive characters as Old Tom, Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet has been named as the next Australian Children's Laureate.
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Jason Steger John Hirst, leading Australian historian and public intellectual, has died at the age of 73.
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