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Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 awards.

You can find out about the award winners from previous years by reading our Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology, which is available in the Library catalogue.

Open Short Story category

FirstAnne Freeman    The Light is Golden
SecondAmanda Hildebrandt    Despatches from the River Lethe
ThirdDennis Callegari    Don’t Go In
Highly CommendedMarian Matta    Sensory Deprivation
Highly CommendedYolanda Wu    One of These Days, You Will Swallow the Sun
Highly CommendedJack Parry    The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cry
Keith Carroll AwardDennis CallegariDon't Go In

Young Writers Prose

Junior prose

FirstYifei Wang    The Small Flower of Auschwitz
SecondRyan Sharma    The Game of Life
ThirdMassimo Wu    Memory Lost
Highly CommendedAmy Ren    The Heart of Mother Land
Highly CommendedGemma Lloyd    Hope
Highly CommendedEmi Lee    I Am Stolen

Middle prose

FirstConnor Duns    The Naturalist’s Cat
SecondAsha Bhattacharjee    Birthday Parties
ThirdOlivia Wilding    Sirens
Highly CommendedSarah Hart    The Gallery
Highly CommendedLucia Chan    Thoughts I Had in Hong Kong
Highly CommendedKatherine Lam    Roadtrip

Senior prose

FirstJosephine Nguyen    Collapsible Love (A Backwards Tragedy)
SecondRosa Toon    Tale of a Gravedigger
ThirdNick Francis    Life
Highly CommendedChristopher Lim    Lilies
Highly CommendedPolina Li    Origami
Highly CommendedGabrielle Gibbin    When Flowers Wither

Young Writers Poetry

Junior poetry

FirstZariah AuroraIn the Prime of Our Youth
SecondEmily Lam    Readers
ThirdAriane Neoh    The Fire of Lost and Found
Highly CommendedJames Pilati    To Be

Middle poetry

FirstAsha Bhattacharjee    Pie In The Sky
SecondHannah Thompson    Under the Surface
ThirdMichelle Lung    Loneliness is like a Candle
Highly CommendedHongyi Alex Zhang    Corruption
Highly CommendedErika Smits    Trends

Senior poetry

FirstPolina Li    The Woman On the Balcony
SecondAnya Weiss    Trust in Ana
ThirdNicola Munday    The Ziplock Bag
Highly CommendedAngie Campkin-Smith    My Familiar

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