Goldie Goldbloom’s tale of artist Gwendolen Mary John, titled Gwen, has been longlisted for the prestigious ALS Gold Medal. The medal is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year.

Dennis Haskell’s poetry collection Ahead of Us has been longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. The ALS Gold Medal is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year. Haskell said it was a bit unusual for a poetry book to get listed.