Viva la Novella VI Winners


Joint winners: 

Avi-Duckor Jones, Swim


Anna Jackson The Bed-making Competition

For the first time ever, Seizure’s novella prize has been won by New Zealanders.

Viva la Novella has been open to our neighbours across the Tasman for the past six years but this is the first year that we have had entries of such incredible work from Kiwis.

It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s winners, two novellas very different in tone but alike in quality. Swim by Avi Duckor-Jones is a vital, vivid work on facing the past while being daunted by the future. The Bed-Making Competitionis an intimate and witty look at the joys and strains of family life.

Launches are taking place in the following cities:

Wellington: Unity Books, 13 September, 6 for 6.30 pm
Auckland: Time Out Bookstore, 15 September, 6 for 6.30 pm
Sydney: Better Read Than Dead, 8 October, 6 for 6.30 pm

Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the excellent shortlisted writers. 

In mid-September, entries open for Viva la Novella 7 and they will close at the end of December.