Congratulations Richard!.....More shining stars in the PM shortlist for 2015



Richard Flanagan wins the Man Booker prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Three Tasmanians shortlisted for the 2014 Prime Ministers literary awards: Richard Flanagan, Sarah Day and Julie Hunt...full details on news blog




Offering $10,000 for an unpublished manuscript by a Tasmanian writer - entries close 31 October! Details on the news blog below, or the foundation's website.



International crime writer Michael Robotham will be joining us on November 19 for a fascinating evening where he will divulge secrets and strategies for eking out a career in writing. Come along for what promises to be an enlightening discussion, along with some wine and cheese. F





When I was a Boy in Sudan and When I was a Girl in Sudan

By Sarafino Enadio and Paskalina Eyio with Terry Whitebeach.                                                       $15 each. Available from the TWC and good bookshops including:

  • The Hobart Bookshop 
  • Fullers Hobart and Launceston 
  • Pertrarch's, Launceston 
  • State Cinema Bookshop, Hobart 
  • Birchalls TAS statewide 
  • Readings Bookstores, Vic
  • Matilda Bookshop, Stirling SA 
  • Gleebooks, Glebe NSW
  • South Seas Books and Trading, Port Elliot SA
  • Mindfield Books Gallery, Blackwood SA
  • or download an order form here.

Illustration: The Weaver Bird by Gay McKinnon
Sarafino Enadio's memoir A Little Peace is also available. Download an order form here. Cost $20 plus postage.


Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan became the fourth Australian to win the much-coveted Man Booker prize for 2014.
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We are saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of Thomas Connelly.

Tom has done a huge amount to support writing and writers in Tasmania, running a...

“When I was a Boy in Sudan” and “When I was a Girl in Sudan”...

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre is very proud to be associated with this new award, offering $10,000 for an unpublished manuscript by a Tasmanian writer, in...

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