Wollongong writer Alex Chalwell has been announced the winner of the inaugural Fresh Ink Prize at a special online event. His shortlisted story The Anatomy of Laughter is part of a novel he is working on which is inspired by his five years’ experience as a hospital clown. It centres on a misanthropic recruit to a hospital’s clown program who finds himself the guardian of the elaborate fairy tale easing the anxiety of a young patient. Read Alex’s submission here
Alex receives $5000 for professional development thanks to sponsor Elephant in the Room Wine. Create NSW also supported the prize, which will return in 2022.
You can meet Alex, the shortlisted writers,and judges via our YouTube channel