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Allen & Unwin non-fiction award for writing on Australia

11 June, 2009

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?

–L.L. Wynn

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  1. 11 August, 2009 7:12 pm

    U Cal Press’s Public Anthropology series has just posted their winning book proposal: http://www.publicanthropology.org/Bookseries/2009-Winning-Professional-Proposal-2008.htm

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