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2012 Talus Prize Winners Announced

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


The 2012 Talus Writing Prize was once again a wonderful example of some of the talented writers currently studying at ECU. Open to all undergraduate students, the Talus Prize offers the chance to explore your creativity through both poetry and short fiction. This year’s judges were successful and renowned writers themselves in Andrew Burke (poetry) and Susan Midalia (short story).

Jordan Davenport took out first prize in the short story category with ‘Family’. According to judge Susan Midalia, the story ‘is an admirable example of the use of restraint and understatement to create a sense of pathos’.

First prize in this year’s poetry category went to Geyenne Tiu for his piece ‘A Porcelain Figurine’. Judge Andrew Burke, claimed it was ‘an imaginative poem drawing an emotional picture true to experience.’  

Another student worthy of a mention was Andrew Levett, who received a prize in both the short story and poetry categories.

Below is the full list of this year’s winners:


Commended – ‘Desecration’ by Barry Sanbrook
Highly Commended – ‘To Write’ by Antony Giles
Second Prize – ‘The Manipulator’ by Andrew Levett
First Prize – 'A Porcelain Figurine’ by Geyenne Tiu

Short Story:

Commended – ‘Served with Chili’ by Natasha Clark
Commended – ‘The Loquat’ by Andrew Levett
Highly Commended – ‘Wrods’ by Daisy McCauley
Highly Commended – ‘The Million Dollar Wound’ by Arnold Elwell
First Prize – ‘Family’ by Jordan Davenport


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