Prize Winning Literature

The books of this course offer insights into the best literature from three major English speaking countries, and they allow us to play the role of judge and jury in determining their prize winning qualities. Thus the course will not only examine the qualities of the winning books but it will also see to what extent each fulfils the requirements of its particular prize.

Course Tutor
Allison Halliday

Supplied Course Material
Pat Barker, The Ghost Road (1995) - Booker Prize
Gillian Mears, The Mint Lawn (1990) - Vogel Award
Tim Winton, Cloud Street (1992) - Miles Franklin
Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes (1996) - Pulitzer Prize
David Malouf, Remembering Babylon (1996) - IMPAC Award
Course Booklet

Units & Pricing
5 units / $68 per person

Course Code for Enrolment

Getting Started
1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.

Please note that additional postage (Cash on Delivery) for receiving course material will be required.