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Monday, 15 December 2014

2014 IP Rolling Picks Winners & Commended

This is Year 2 of our Rolling Picks competition that takes entries from February to August each year and awards winners in up to five categories in December.

Thanks to the authors who entered over the year, and a special congratulations to the winners and commended in their respective categories.

Winner, Best Fiction

Kafiristan by Ron Howard. The judges were impressed by Howard's successful transition from travel writing to fiction, and the depth of his insights into Afghanistan culture and political. Certainly a book for its time.

Winner, Best Creative Non-fiction 

A Compulsion to Kill by Robert Cox. Veteran Tasmanian historian created a real page-turner here, getting into the minds of our first serial killers, uncovering the past with a thoroughly researched and documented book.

Winner, Best Poetry

Second Thoughts by B N Oakman. In his second title with IP, B N Oakman showed a impressive scope of subject matter, while always remaining accessible to the reader.

Highly Commended, Best Poetry

Convent Mermaid by Rod Usher. Usher's work had a depth of subject matter and insight that rewards careful and multiple readings.

Winner, Children's / YA

The Handkerchief Map by Kiri English-Hawke. Originally crafted when she was in high school, this Holocaust novel in its second edition penetrates the psyche of people caught up in the horrors of World War II.

Winner, Best First Book

Furniture is Disappearing by Gemma White. In her first poetry volume, White impressed the judges with her mature eye and controlled craft.

IP Rolling Picks will be open again for entries in February, and, for the first time, authors world-wide will be eligible not only to publish with IP but to have their works considered in the competition.

We look forward to your entries in 2015, and wish everyone a healthy a safe holiday season and a very productive and creative New Year!

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