Congratulations to Year 12 student, Sol Musk, who won the Fiction section of the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a developmental award open to Australian secondary school-aged students across the country.
Sol’s piece, titled ‘My Mother Wanda’, is told from the perspective of a young wallaby whose home is by the Djab wurrung sacred birthing trees near Ararat. These trees (one of them 800 years old) are currently under threat from a proposed highway extension.
You can read Sol’s incredibly moving story at: https://expressmedia.org.au/…/the-2020-hachette…/
Or hear her read it from 17:10 minute mark at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskLezVtmPc
The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers aims to ignite passion for creative writing and poetry in the minds of Australia’s secondary school students, and to encourage them to pursue writing and publishing opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. It recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry.