Prestigious prize for author David Whish-Wilson
CURTIN University senior lecturer and author David Whish-Wilson has received a prestigious award. Dr Whish-Wilson was named winner of the 2014 Patricia Hackett Prize for his short story The prize recognises the best fiction piece published by in the volumes that year. Dr Whish-Wilson said
was a genre crime story about a father and son, and the possibility of redemption. “Suggesting the growing popularity of a genre that I'm seeing reflected in the critical and creative work of an increasing number of my PhD candidates, and more generally in academies worldwide, it's terrific to see the story in one of Australia's foremost literary journals,” he said. The Patricia Hackett Prize is awarded annually.