Koori writer, Mykaela Saunders. Photo courtesy of ABR

Mykaela Saunders’s River Story has been recognised as the 2020 Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize winner.

This year’s Jolley Prize received a record field of 1450 entries from 34 countries, and was judged by Gregory Day, Jospehine Rowe and Ellen van Neerven.

Saunders is a Koori writer, teacher and community researcher who began writing in 2017 as part of her Doctor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney.

Click HERE to read Saunder’s winning short story, River Story.