Tuesday, July 24, 2012

News at Eleven: As Luke Davies checked out of his Canberra

hotel to attend the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, he wondered if his credit card would bounce and thought of saying, "I'm just going across the road to pick up a cheque from the Prime Minister".

An hour later at the National Library, Julia Gillard handed him a cheque for $80,000 when she announced that his book Interferon Psalms was the winner of the inaugural Prime Minister's Award for Poetry--established after years of complaint and campaigning by poets.

from Brisbane Times: There is a god, finds prizewinning poet


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