Destination / In Residence

Use your words with Aesop

She was not a chapter, she was the whole story. Aesop and The Saturday Paper are now accepting entries for The Horne Prize, a non-fiction narrative essay competition highlighting modern Australian life.

Named after the great Australian intellect, Donald Horne, who shaped the discourse of present-day Australian literature, and best known for his work The Lucky Country, Aesop and TSP have collaborated to honour Horne’s dialogue of life in Australia by creating opportunities for new talent to uncover an untold world in which we live in. Valued at $15,000, this original essay may be up to 3,000 words and must address a remarkable, in-depth exploration of contemporary, Australian life. Judging the essays are editor-in-chief of TSP, Erik Jensen; Aesop’s Chief Customer Officer, Suzanne Santos, writer and journalist David Marr, Indigenous Studies Professor at Melbourne University, Marcia Langton, and Australian author, Anna Funder.

Entries are welcome from now until September 17. The The Horne Prize will be presented in early December, with the winning piece published in The Saturday Paper on December 22.

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