As part of our aim to promote the work of HHR the Society seeks to support current writers, offering awards in the name of Richardson.

We are proud to partner with Varuna, the national writer’s house in Katoomba, NSW to offer a Flagship Fellowship in Short Story Writing every two years since 2017. This award is offered every second year.

The winner of the Fellowship receives two weeks residence at Varuna, a large house set in peaceful gardens in Katoomba NSW, that was once the home of another renowned Australian writer, Eleanor Dark. The house was bequeathed by her son for the purpose of supporting writers.

Eleanor Dark Varuna Writing House

Eleanor Dark and Varuna Writers House

Announcing the 2023 HHR Fellowship Winner

  • Catherine Deery

    Catherine Deery

Previous Fellowship Winners

  • Laurie Steed

    Laurie Steed

  • Imbi Neeme

    Imbi Neeme

  • Peggy Frew

    Peggy Frew

How to Apply

The HHR/Varuna Award is administered by Varuna as part of their Writers Fellowship Program. See Varuna’s website for details.

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