Article Title:Gay novel up for award in Australia
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:5th May 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2316
Text:A gay-themed historical novel penned by an Auckland academic is among the contenders for Australia's most prestigious literary prize this year. Associate-Professor Annamarie Jagose, from the University of Auckland, has been shortlisted for Australia's most significant literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for her third novel, Slow Water, which is based on the true story of an English missionary who sets sail from London for New Zealand in 1836 and becomes embroiled in a love affair with the third mate of the ship in which he is a passenger. Jagose teaches TV and cultural studies at the University of Auckland, and has a special research interest in sexuality studies. "I feel honoured to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award," she says. "Just being shortlisted feels like winning to me." The winner will be announced 17 June.    
Disclaimer:This page displays a version of the GayNZ.com article with all formatting and images removed. It was harvested automatically and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly: access this content at your own risk. A copy of the full article is available (off-line) at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand. This online version is provided for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us
Reproduction note:Just before GayNZ.com closed in May 2017, the website owners wrote this article about reproducing content from the website: "our work has always been available for glbti people to use and all we ask is that you not plagiarise it... if you use it anywhere please attribute it to GayNZ.com and where there is an authors name attached please acknowledge that writer."