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Award-Winning Playwright

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.

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The Melbourne Athenaeum Library has been part of Melbourne’s cultural fabric since 1839 and offers a safe, welcoming space in the heart of the city. We offer Victoria’s finest crime fiction and biography collections, as well as the latest in books, magazines, DVDs, eBooks and audio books in a relaxing atmosphere. Members’ benefits include regular music performances, a variety of engaging talks, book and screen clubs and free wifi – for a modest yearly subscription of $99 ($89 concession). To join this wonderful institution, click here.