Pres­ti­gious prize for au­thor David Whish-Wil­son

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

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.

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