Ray Koppe Young Writers' Residency

The annual Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency offers a week’s stay at Varuna, The Writers’ House [www.varuna.com.au] in Katoomba NSW to an unpublished writer under 30. The recipient is provided with a private working space to further develop a work-in-progress, as well as accommodation and meals. Travel expenses are not covered.

The residency was established by the Koppe family as a tribute to their mother, Ray Koppe. Ray, who for many years managed the business affairs of the ASA, was always passionately interested in and supportive of young writers.

The 2016 Ray Koppe Young Writers' Residency will be judged by Linsay Knight and Joel Naoum. Eligibility Criteria and Submission Guidelines are available below.


The 2016 winner is Nick Couldwell for his novel "Calluses". Previous winners include Chloe Higgins (2015), Danielle Binks (2014), Hannah Bent (2013), Dimitra Harvey (2012) and Renae Gibson (2011).

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