13 Apr Rosemary Van den Berg Prize for First Nations Criticism
The aim of this biennial prize is to celebrate a work of criticism (understood broadly, to include
writing about literature published online and in print, in review and scholarly publications) written by
a First Nations critic in Australia and published within the period of 30 April 2021 and 30 April 2023.
Pieces for consideration are to be submitted by nomination. The winner will receive $5000.
This prize is offered in partnership by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and the
Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
Judges will use their expertise in the form to determine the strongest overall entry which adheres to
the Conditions of Entry. Nominations must be emailed to [email protected].
Further details available here: https://www.asal.org.au/awards/rosemary-van-den-berg-prize/
The decision of the judging panel is final, and no negotiation will be entered into.
PDF terms and conditions are available here: Rosemary Van den Berg Prize
About Dr. Rosemary Van den Berg
Dr. Rosemary van den Berg was a respected Aboriginal elder, who worked as an
editor (with Magabala), a consultant, public speaker, researcher, teacher and writer.
She was born at the Moore River Native Settlement and spent her childhood years at
Pinjarra with her family. Her father was a Mulba/Marlba man from the Palkyu people
and her mother was a Nyoongar woman from the Bindjareb people. Her books include
her father’s life story, No Options No Choice: The Moore River Experience (1994), a
scholarly monograph, Nyoongar People of Australia: Perspectives on Racism and
Multiculturalism (2002), a co-edited anthology Those who remain will always
remember. An Anthology of Aboriginal Writing (2002) (with Anne Brewster and
Angeline O’Neill), and a memoir, Clogs and Bare Feet (2012). She also published
scholarly articles, journalism and short stories. She was awarded the Indigenous
Higher Education Award (2010) and the National Aboriginal & Islander Day
Observance Committee Scholar of the Year Award (2000). She worked as a lecturer
at Murdoch University and an Associate Professor at Curtin University.