The library's former playwright-in-residence Angus Cerini has been announced as a winner of the 2021 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Angus won the Prize for Drama for Wonnangatta, which was based on a true story and brought to life by Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair for the Sydney Theatre Company. As the library's playwright-in-residence in 2019, Angus spent many hours immersed in his writing in the library.
Our congratulations to Angus on this prestigious award, which honours literary achievements by Australian artists.
Covid-19 has been a real challenge for the Melbourne Athenaeum, but it's actually the third pandemic this organisation has survived.
You can read more about this, and how we have endured, in an article published recently in the city-based newspaper CBD News, available online at https://cbdnews.com.au/the-melbourne-athenaeums-181-years/
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