A URALLA resident has brought his imagination to life with one of his stories selected to be in a national anthology of short stories.
Tony Sevil took out the New England Award section in the Thunderbolt Prize last year and now his winning story will be included in the annual anthology published by Melbourne Books.
“I feel very excited about it and it’s definitely further encouragement to keep writing but particularly humour,” Sevil said.
“My inspiration comes very out of the blue but I am a country boy and there is a lot of humour in the bush.”
The short story writer commended the New England Writers’ Centre for their involvement in nurturing patrons of the craft in the community.
“The Thunderbolt Prize is a wonderful competition and it’s great for local writers,” Sevil said.
“We are very lucky and people should have a go.”
Sevil’s The Disappearance of Buck will appear in the ninth Award Winning Australian Writing.
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