Lecturer doubles up on literary awards

28-Jul-2016

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Higher Education teaching lecturer Dr Adelle Sefton-Rowston

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Higher Education teaching lecturer Dr Adelle Sefton-Rowston


A talented essay writer from Charles Darwin University has won a Northern Territory Literary Award for the second consecutive year.

Higher Education teaching lecturer Dr Adelle Sefton-Rowston won this year’s CDU Essay Award for her piece, “Cleansing and Catharsis: The River as Metaphor in Tony Birch's Ghost River”.

This follows her win in 2015 in the same category for her essay, “Not at the end of the world: creation stories and apocalypse”.

CDU is a principal partner of the Northern Territory Library’s annual awards event and sponsors the CDU Essay Award along with the CDU Travel Short Story Award.

The winner of the CDU Travel Short Story Award was Fernanda Dahlstrom for her piece, “God Willing”.

Each winner of the seven award categories receives cash prizes along with an NT Writers’ Centre membership and master class. 

The competition received almost 300 entries across all award categories, which included poetry, essays, short stories, travel writing, theatre scripts, flash fiction and a youth award.