Congratulations to Holden Sheppard on winning the Griffith Novella Prize and his shortlisting for the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford award. Holden was one of the participants in our project ‘Bright Lights, No City’. Congratulations also to Yuot Alaak, a participant in our mentoring project, ‘Ways of Being Here’ for his shortlisting in the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford award.
I think this diversity is part of what draws me to Indonesia - it has the depth of oceans - but it’s also about the many personal connections I’ve been lucky to experience there, which transcend identity and speak instead to a shared humanity.
"There is always something magical about having a story read to you. When I think about being read to as a child, I always remember the pauses, the way the person reading the story held their breath before revealing something exciting, funny or shocking."