Random House launches National Seniors Literary Prize

From: Random House

Random House Australia Announces New Literary Prize

We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the National Seniors Literary Prize for 2012. Already in its second year, the prize is awarded to a writer over fifty who has not been previously published. In sponsoring the prize, Random House is hoping to discover a new bestselling author as many famous writers started their careers later in life.

Mary Wesley’s first novel was published when she was 70. Richard Adam’s first novel, Watership Down was published when he was 51 and Laura Ingalls Wilder didn’t write the Little House series until she was in her sixties. Jean Rhys wrote the famous Wide Sargasso Sea when she was 76 and Frank McCourt didn’t publish the Pulitzer winning, Angela’s Ashes until he was 66.  The famous Australian author, Elizabeth Jolley published her first book when she was in her fifties

The winner of the prize will have their book published by Random House along with a cash prize of $2000.  For more information on the prize or entry details, please go to www.nationalseniors.com.au/literaryprize

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.