The Boroondara Literary Awards judging panel for 2019 is comprised of Ilsa Evan, Lili Wilkinson and Cameron Semmens.

Open Short Story – Ilsa Evan

Ilsa Evans is an Australian author who lives in a partially renovated house in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, along with several offspring, assorted pets and an ever-expanding colony of uninvited possums. 

As well as social commentary, particularly on gender issues, Ilsa has published fourteen books that range from memoir and light fiction to more serious subject matter such as euthanasia and family break-ups.

Young Writers Prose – Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the author of ten books, including Scatterheart and Pink.

She established, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria.

Lili has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, and now spends most of her time reading and writing books for teenagers. 

Lili Literary Awards Judge 2017

Young Writers Poetry – Cameron Semmens 

Cameron is a Melbourne-based, award-winning poet and performer with 15 books and 4 CDs of his poetry published to date. 

He makes his living through words: running workshops, writing books and performing live throughout Australia. 

Cameron is a 'Vision Artist' with World Vision Australia. He lives in the Dandenong Ranges with his 2 young children.


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