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The Patrick White Playwrights' Award is an annual Australian literary award established jointly by the Sydney Theatre Company and The Sydney Morning Herald in honour of Patrick White's contribution to Australian theatre. The award was launched in 2000 and in 2011, was amended to include the Patrick White Fellowship.[1]

The A$7,500 cash award is given for an unproduced play to foster the development of Australian playwrights. In addition, the winning play is given a public reading presented by the Sydney Theatre Company in association with the Sydney Writers' Festival.

The Patrick White Fellowship is A$25,000 for an established Australian playwright whose work has been produced professionally in Australia within the last four years in recognition of their contribution to the theatre and their art form. The inaugural recipient was Raimondo Cortese, and subsequent recipients have included Patricia Cornelius and Hilary Bell.[1]

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  2. ^ "Andrew Bovell is STC's new Patrick White Fellow". 26 May 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ Taylor, Andrew (23 May 2016). "Tommy Murphy chosen as Sydney Theatre Company's new Patrick White Fellow". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Author of the Month - August 2007". Currency Press. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2008.

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