The essay is described as ‘a poignant, knowing work about [Goldsworthy’s] father’s experience of dementia and the state of elder care in Australia’.
The Horne Prize is named for the late Donald Horne AO, in honour of his exceptional contribution to Australian letters. The 2017 prize was presented for an essay of up to 3000 words, addressing some part of the theme ‘Australian life’ – shining light on a particular aspect of who we are, from a contemporary perspective.
The essay was published in the Saturday Paper on 23 December 2017 and will be available on the Aesop website and as a standalone publication in Aesop’s Australian stores in mid-January 2018.
For more information about the Horne Prize, click here.