29th Quills: Feature Writing

Michael Bachelard of Good Weekend magazine has won the Feature Writing Quill for “Talking trans”.


Judges’ citation

Michael Bachelard’s Good Weekend feature ‘Talking Trans’ is a superbly written and well-researched piece about a highly-charged, complex and highly-contemporary subject, handled with sensitivity and skill. It’s clear that Michael earned the trust of those in the Feature who felt comfortable sharing their own often intimate and revealing stories from a range of different perspectives, a collection of perspectives not often seen in the mainstream media. The result is a compelling piece of journalism which allows readers to gain a deeper understanding of the topic through the power of storytelling and the bravery of those storytellers.


Highly Commended

Melissa Fyfe and Jacqueline Maley, Good Weekend magazine, “Rethinking rape



Sybilla Gross, Angus Whitley, Peter Waldman and Sinduja Rangarajan, Bloomberg News, “Investors Get Rich Off a Trade That's Sucking a Continent Dry

Jo Chandler, The Monthly, “Climate justice in the Pacific

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