Congratulations to our administrator Tessa Lunney, on her first prize win of the 2016 Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize for her story, ‘Chess and Dragonflies’.

Tessa Lunney reads from her award-winning story 'Chess and Dragonflies'

Tessa Lunney reads from her award-winning story ‘Chess and Dragonflies’

Dr Tessa Lunney’s short story ‘Chess and Dragonflies’ won the literature prize. She said the inspiration for her story came from a combination of podcasts about WWI, her Russian husband’s family history and her doctoral research on silences in war fiction. “Winning this prize is fantastic and has had effects both professionally and personally,’’ she said.

The prizes are funded by Griffith University and administered by the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science in agreement with the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts.

You can read ‘Chess and Dragonflies’ here, and more about Tessa’s win here.