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The 2014 Patricia Hackett Prize

We are very happy to announce the winner of the 2014 Patricia Hackett Prize, for the best fiction piece published within the volumes of that year. Last year’s prize has been awarded to David Whish-Wilson, for his wonderful story ‘The Cook’.

The Prize has been awarded annually since 1965, from a bequest left for this purpose. It remembers the contributions to both theatre and poetry of Patricia Hackett, and her family’s connection with the University of Western Australia. A feature in remembrance of Miss Hackett was published in Westerly 10.1, 1965, and is now available to download free from our digital archive here.

David’s piece can be found published in a previous post, here, or in Westerly 59.2, 2014. Congratulations to David for a superb piece of writing!


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  1. […] Siobhan join a wonderful list of past recipients, including Kim Scott, David Whish-Wilson (who won the 2014 Prize for his story ‘The Cook’), Judy Johnson, Marcella Polain and many others. Donna’s story can be read free online here […]

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