Victoria Manifold shortlisted for the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2023

We are pleased to announce that Victoria Manifold has been shortlisted for the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2023.

The prize comprises a partnership between Hachette Australia and the Richell family with the Emerging Writer's Festival, judged this year by: Nadia Johansen, editor and writer; Lindy Jones, senior buyer at Abbey’s Bookshop; David Parritt, Product and Marketing Manager at BookPeople; Hannah Richell, bestselling author and Vanessa Radnidge, Hachette Head of Literary.

Of Victoria's novel, The Election of the Mayor, they said:

An experimental and ambitious work, in both technique and storylines, this novel captured the judges’ attention immediately and drew comparisons with Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad. Multi-voiced and fragmentary, it skillfully left gaps for the reader’s imagination to wander through. It promises to entertain with its strong writing and imagery.

The winner will be announced on Thursday 2 November 2023.

Read the full press release here.