CDU students shine at Literary Awards 


Charles Darwin University has been well represented by a number of past and present students at the 2011 NT Literary Awards with several taking out the top prize in their respective categories.

Recognising the Territory’s best poems, short stories and essays from across Central Australia, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin, the NT Literary Awards encourage and reward Territory writers of varying ages and backgrounds, from the novice to experienced authors.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover presented Kate Smith with the CDU Essay Award for her essay entitled, Imagining Darwin, at a recent ceremony held at Parliament House.

Professor Glover also presented Christine Wilson with the CDU Bookshop Travel Short Story Award for her piece, The Streets of France.

Other CDU winners on the night included:

• Dymocks Arafura Short Story Award: Khmoc by Sophie Constable
• Birch Carroll and Coyle Screenwriting Award: Lucid by Philip Denson

Northern Territory Library Director Jo McGill congratulated the winners, who were honoured at the awards ceremony at Parliament House this week.

This year’s awards attracted a record field of more than 300 entries.