My Essay, The Last Space Waltz?, Shortlisted for ABR Calibre Essay Prize 2012

The judges have shortlisted five essays for this year’s Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, which is worth a total of $10,000. They are ‘The Last Space Waltz? Reflections on 2001: A Space Odyssey and NASA’ by Claire Corbett; ‘Mapping the Edges of the Night’, by Ratnam Keese; ‘Imaginary Exile’, by Bronwyn Lay; ‘Now They’re Gone’, by Colin Nettlebeck; ‘Body and Soul: Copyright Law and Enforcement in the Age of the E-Book’, by Matt Rubinstein. Winner to be named in July, prize $7000…2nd and 3rd prize are $2000 and $1000 respectively.

It’s very exciting, especially as the shortlist was chosen from about 220 essays.