The DESMOND O’GRADY Literary Prize

 ROME – Applications are invited from authors of short stories to send copies of an example of their recent work to compete for the Italian Insider literary prize established by the newspaper in memory of Desmond O’Grady, the respected Australian author and journalist who died in Rome in November 2021 after working in the Eternal City for more than half a century.

 Closing date is October 1 for the submission of original work in the form of a short story written in English on a theme related to Italy. Cash prizes for the best two entries will be awarded and they will be published by the Insider.

 Desmond O’Grady was Literary Editor of the Italian Insider from its inception in 2009 until his death. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges including Desmond’s daughter Donatella.

 Entries in word file with a short resumèe about the author should be sent to