28th Quills: Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary

Sean Kelly of The Age won the 2022 Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary for “Endings and beginnings”.


Judges' citation

First class writing on topics that matter. Sean Kelly's columns are reflective and persuasive. In this example he uses an event saturating the media at the time - the death of the Queen – in an original way to hold a mirror to society and asks us to consider the way we live. He mounts a nuanced argument using respectful yet sharp commentary. His work is moving, intelligent and heartfelt.


Highly commended

Jonathan Horn, Guardian Australia, “Commentary on Sporting Controversies” (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3)

Peter Martin, The Conversation Australia, “Why unemployment is set to stay below 5% for years to come” (Link 1, Link 2, Link 3)

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