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Rebecca Giggs wins Nib Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Giggs, who has won the 2020 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award for her book Fathoms: the world in the whale.

The Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award presented by Waverley Council with support from Principal Sponsors Mark & Evette Moran, celebrates excellence in research and writing in Australia. It is the only major national literary award of its kind presented by a local council.

The awards ceremony for the 2020 Nib Literary Award

Fathoms

‘There is a kind of hauntedness in wild animals today: a spectre related to environmental change … Our fear is that the unseen spirits that move in them are ours. Once more, animals are a moral force.’

When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beach in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas. How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to these fabled animals been transformed by technology? What future awaits us, and them? And what does it mean to write about nature in the midst of an…

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Rebecca Giggs is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work has…

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