Angeliki Galanopoulou among the top young writers in the Northern Territory

Angeliki Galanopoulou has been named among the best young writers at the City of Darwin’s Young Territory Author Awards.

Darwin Councillor, Jimmy Bouhoris, announced the Northern Territory’s top young authors at a special event held at Territory Netball Stadium on Wednesday, November 9.

Angeliki was a regional winner for Darwin with her novel Wilting Roses and was also shortlisted in the 13 to 15 years category.

Angeliki (L) was shortlisted in the 13 to 15 years category.

Freya Galati, 11, took out the overall winner award for her work, June Girls, described by the judges as a “beautifully written story.”

Now in their 32nd year, the awards were initiated to help encourage and develop literacy among young people in the NT.

Lord Mayor of Darwin, Kon Vatskalis, said it took a fair bit of bravery for young people to put their ideas on a page and have them judged.

“All 115 of this year’s entrants deserve to be congratulated for both their writing and their courage,” Mr Vatskalis said.

“This year, the judges were impressed and delighted by the range and ambition of the works presented to them.”

All entries in the 2022 Young Territory Author Awards will be on display at Casuarina Library and available to borrow, along with entries from previous years.


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