The award is called the John Dawson Award, and it was named after Australia’s oldest criminal, who at the age of 82 was sentenced in Adelaide to twelve months prison, concluding a criminal career lasting some sixty-eight years.
Naturally, the prize is for Crime Fiction.
You have to be over 60 years of age to enter, and you need to be unpublished.
John Dawson would have been pleased as the last three winners were all over the age of seventy and at least one winner was over eighty.
This was the thirty-fifth time the award had been given, and the prestigious award went to me, Leonard Warring.
I only just make it over the required minimum age, and it is the first time since I was a teenager that I have had to produce a birth certificate to prove how old I am. The last time was to show I…
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