Adelaide Festival for Literature Awards Winners

Frank Moorhouse won the Premier’s Award at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature on the weekend for his third novel in his Edith Campbell Berry trilogy, Cold Light.

Frank Moorhouse won the Premier’s Award at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature on the weekend for his third novel in his Edith Campbell Berry trilogy, Cold Light.

Aside from the $25,000 Premier’s Award, the acclaimed Australian novelist (pictured with Adelaide Writers’ Week Director Laura Kroetsch) also won the $15,000 Fiction Award for Cold Light, the final novel in his trilogy about Campbell Berry. Established in 1986, The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are handed out every two years and the Premier’s Award recognises the most outstanding published book submitted. Cold Light, which follows Grand Days and Dark Palace, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2012 while the second novel in the series, Dark Palace, won the Miles Franklin in 2001. Other winners include Catherine Jinks (Children’s Literature), Vikki Wakefield (Young Adult Fiction), Phillip Kavanagh (Playwright’s Award), Jennifer Mills (Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship) and Helen Dinmore (Max Fatchen Fellowship). The full list of 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature winners is below. Premier’s Award ($25,000) Frank Moorhouse for Cold Light (Vintage Books) Children’s Literature ($15,000) Catherine Jinks for A Very Unusual Pursuit (Allen & Unwin) Fiction ($15,000) Frank Moorhouse for Cold Light by (Vintage books) John Bray Poetry ($15,000) Lisa Jacobson for The Sunlit Zone (5 Islands Press) Non-Fiction ($15,000) Kate Richards for Madness: A Memoir (Viking/Penguin) Young Adult Fiction ($15,000) Vikki Wakefield for Friday Brown (Text Publishing) Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript ($10,000) Cassie Flanagan-Willanski for Here Where We Live (short story collection) Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award ($12,500) Phillip Kavanagh for Replay (un-produced) Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship ($15,000) Jennifer Mills for Common Monsters Max Fatchen Fellowship ($15,000) Helen Dinmore (writing as Catherine Norton) for Falling Tangkanungku Pintyanthi Fellowship ($15,000) Ali Cobby Eckermann for Hopes Crossing arts.sa.gov.au