Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award winners!

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award winners!

Thursday 10 September 2020

Listen to Lucy Treloar's reflections on the shortlist and her announcement of the winning stories. Watch as she delivers the great news to Rob Johnson. Rob reads an extract from his story and talks about his inspiration and process. You can also listen to Rob reading the full story.


dark about the light by Rob Johnson, NSW, Croydon

Second Place

The Dismissal by Claire Aman, Grafton, NSW

Third Place

Cigarettes and T-Shirts by Ellen Rodger, Newtown, NSW

Highly Commended

Baby Oil by Alison Gibbs, Ashbury, NSW

Beach Road by Catherine Padmore, Hurstbridge, VIC

Good People by Jodie Kewley, Red Hill South, VIC

Unobtainium by Annabel Smith, North Perth, WA

His Car in the Driveway by Josephine Scicluna, Hawthorn, VIC

Performance (Variation 2) by Gail Chrisfield, Torquay, VIC

Until You See the Wasps by Jessica Andreatta, Lyra, QLD

Half A Girl by Michelle Brock, Queanbeyan, ACT

Brimbank and York by Samantha-Ellen Bound, Mordialloc, VIC

dark about the light

Rob Johnson's story, dark about the light, won the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award. Listen to Rob reading his full story.

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