Hazel Rowley



Literary Fund


In Australia:


A sub-fund has been established with the Australian Communities Foundation and aims to commemorate Hazel's life and her writing legacy through activities that support biography and writing in general. The sub-fund will:

  • Assist a writer with a Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship to encourage a writing proposal by funding travel and research. The focus will be on, but not restricted to, biography.


2015 Hazel Rowley Fellowship shortlist announced


Eight Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2015 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship $10,000 award.

In its fourth year, the Fellowship once again received a strong field of high-quality proposals from emerging and established writers across Australia.

The shortlist includes proposals for a broad range of biographies: from memoir to history, politics to literature.

The shortlisted writers are:
  • Ann-Marie Priest (Queensland) for her research into renowned Australian poet Gwen Harwood.
  • Barry Divola (New South Wales) for the development of ‘Happy Man’, the true story of Australian band The Sunnyboys and singer-songwriter Jeremy Oxley.
  • Biff Ward (Australian Capital Territory) for the development of her memoir, ‘Vietnam, Mon Amour’.
  • Caroline Baum (New South Wales) for her work on the life and letters of Lucie Dreyfus.
  • Lyn Gallacher (Victoria) writing about Ruth and Peter Mann and their iconic Melbourne record store, Discurio.
  • Naomi Parry (New South Wales) for a biography of Musquito that examines colonial and post-colonial approaches to Aboriginal history.
  • Patrick Allington (South Australia) for his project about the writings of David Malouf.
  • Ronnie Scott (Victoria) for his work tracing Agatha Christie's journey across three countries.

The winner of the 2015 Fellowship will be announced on Wednesday 4th March at Adelaide Writers Week after the Hazel Rowley Memorial Lecture to be given by David Marr at 5pm.

The 2015 Fellowship will be judged by biographers Jim Davidson and Janine Burke along with Della Rowley and Lynn Buchanan, Hazel’s close friend and fellow initiator of the fellowship.



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Contact: dellarowley@bigpond.com
Della Rowley (Hazel's sister)


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