Past winners of the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

Dorothy Hewett (1923-2002) is considered one of Australia’s leading writers whose work captures and disrupts ideas of normalcy in twentieth century Australian culture. As a staunch feminist and, for a long time, a communist, Hewett gave voice to the marginalised. In 1986, Hewett was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to literature. Hewett won the Western Australian Premier’s Poetry Award in 1994 and 1995 for her collections Peninsula and Collected Poems: 1940-1995.

 

2021

2021 DHA Judges media release

  

2020

Shortlisted writers

Winner announced - Media release

 

2019

Shortlisted writers

The Dorothy Hewett Award expands and announces new judge 

Judges report

 

2018

Judges report

Announcement of the Award

Shortlisted writers

The Monthly partners with the Dorothy Hewett Award

 

In 2017 we chose to align the award with the year of announcement. 

 

2016

Judges report

Announcement of the Award 

Shortlisted writers

 

2015

Extinctions WINS the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award!

Extinctions Longlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award!

Judges report

Announcement of the Award

Shortlisted writers