2014 Quills: Best Feature in Writing

Jewel Topsfield of The Age won the 2014 Quill for the Best Feature in Writing for ‘Life goes to hell in a stroke’.

Judges’ comments

A brave, raw and sometimes shocking first-person account of a Victorian family’s encounter with stroke. Jewel takes the reader on a journey through her 46-year-old husband’s experience, which provides a penetrating insight into a medical condition which can affect any of us, at any time.

Highly Commended

Cameron Stewart and Greg Bearup of The Australian were highly commended in this category for a meticulous, forensic news feature on deadline about the Lindt Café gunman.

'My partner had a stroke at 46'

'Life turns to hell in a stroke' Part 1

'Life turns to hell in a stroke' Part 2

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