Jenna Heller, a graduate of the Hagley Writers' Institute, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Text Prize.
This award is for an unpublished children's or Young Adult (YA) novel and is open to Australian and New Zealand writers. An earlier graduate, Jane Higgins, was shortlisted in 2010 and went on to win the prize, which guaranteed publication of her highly regarded YA novel, The Bridge, in 2011. We are delighted for Jenna and hope her manuscript meets the same success.
You can find the shortlist of writers here.