Shortlisted for the Hungerford Award, Sharron Booth’s manuscript explores generations of family secrets, some of which she shares with us on the Fremantle Press podcast
Sharron’s manuscript, The Silence of Water, is one of three unpublished manuscripts in the running to win the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award. If she wins, she’ll secure herself a publishing contract with Fremantle Press and a $15,000 cash prize from the City of Fremantle.
In this podcast she talks to Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller about Western Australia’s convict past, about the lies and omissions in our history and about exile and the meaning of home. She also shares her path to the shortlist – a journey that saw her giving up on her manuscript more than once.
The winner of the City of Fremantle Hungerford Award will be announced at Fremantle Arts Centre on Thursday 22 October. Tickets are free but places are limited so RSVP soon.
Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from The Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.
Producer: Claire Miller
Mastered and edited by: Aidan d’Adhemar
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