It’s been about a week now since it was announced that I was the winner of the Horne Prize, named after eminent author, editor, journalist, academic and public intellectual, Donald Horne.
The whole process has been surreal, to be merely shortlisted amongst the calibre of writers such as Melanie Cheng, Claire G. Coleman, Joy Goodsell and Fiona Wright is an honour in itself. To win the prize for my essay Ten More Days is another level of surreal.
I guess it won’t sink in until the essay is finally published in the Saturday Paper on 22 December. I’d like to thank the Horne family, Aesop who sponsor the prize and the Saturday paper.
Thankyou also to all those that have supported me on my writing journey so far. I’m exploring new opportunities to keep writing because as it turns out, I have to write.
Watch this space.