Allen & Unwin non-fiction award for writing on Australia
Marlene Lage, one of our former Masters of Applied Anthropology students, just alerted me to a non-fiction writing award from Allen & Unwin. Called The Iremonger, the award offers $10,000 and guaranteed publication (and royalties too) for an idea on a contemporary Australian political, social or cultural issue. Marlene thought that it would be “a great opportunity for ethnographic writing to expand its audience. They do say it can’t be a thesis itself, but it can be a modified version of one.”
It’s a great incentive for anthropologists (and other academics) who work on Australia to think about crafting their writing to reach a more general audience. Does anyone know of any similar awards for writing on other parts of the world, besides the University of California Public Anthropology book competition?