Deanne Scobie (pictured) from Goonellabah has won the 2006 John Quinnn Memorial Award for her nature story Brokenwing. Her story details a day in the life of a magpie as it provides for its family.
Her prose has a lyrical quality reflecting her skills as a poet.
The award encourages writers who have not previously won a literary prize and is conducted by the Far North Regional of the Fellowship of Australian Writers.
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