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The Patrick White Award evening


Please note: This is an online event.

We are thrilled to offer you a front row seat to a special evening celebrating the Patrick White Award.

Established by Patrick White following his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973, this award is given to authors who have made a significant but inadequately recognised contribution to Australian literature. Join us online to celebrate this year’s winning author – who will be announced by JM Coetzee on the night.

The evening will include a reading from the winner’s work, and one of the judges, Dr Julieanne Lamond of ANU, will conduct a Q&A with the winner.

This is an online event and free to attend. Please book here, and you will be sent a unique Zoom link.

The Patrick White Award is managed by Perpetual as trustee.

How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Readings

This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

To book for this event, you must provide your email address.

To ensure the Zoom event stays private, participants will be emailed an unique zoom link and a password 30 minutes before the event begins on the day of the event. Please check your email.

All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.

You do not need to a Zoom account to join a meeting, but mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.