Thistledown Seed Nominated for Premier’s Prize for Book of the Year!

I am pleased to announce that Thistledown Seed is one of five books shortlisted for the Premier’s Prize for Book of the Year!

The award supports, develops and recognises excellence in writing and the winners will be revealed at an award ceremony at the State Library of Western Australia in June 2023.

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Louise Helfgott is an award-winning writer with a PhD in Creative Writing. She has an extensive collection of plays, poetry and short stories published and plays/musicals produced for the stage. Her most recent book Thistledown Seed was published in July 2022 and had been previously shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2018. Other recent notable achievements include receiving the Todhunter Literary Award for Drama (2014) for her play Light in her Eye (performed Perth Fringe Festival 2018) and being shortlisted for workshopping in the national Playwriting Australia Competition (2010, 2011) for her play Frames (performed Class Act Theatre 2014).

Click here for a full list of her works and credits