The news is out and about. The winners of the Calibre Prize for essay writing awarded annually by Australian Book Review were officially announced at a conference in Canberra yesterday.
The $10,000 prize, judged by ABR editor Peter Rose and James Ley, will be once more shared between two winners, Doctor Lorna Hallahan for her essay "On Being Odd" and Doctor David Hansen for "Seeing Truganini". (2010 marks the third year in a row that this fairly new prize has been shared.) The media release is here.
In other ABR related news, editor Peter Rose will read his poetry at Readings bookshop on May 10 as part of Readings' regular poetry event, Pages to Poetry, along with fellow poets Susan Hawthorne and Michael Farrell.