‘The Crimson Thread’ was the title of the creative artefact in my Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) thesis. I have extended it to novel-length and It has just been longlisted in the Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript which is THRILLING!!!! The winner of the Hungerford Award, announced on October 20th, receives $15,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press. My manuscript draws from my recent experience of deep grief and the feeling of everlasting love that can arise from such darkness. My thesis focused on bearing witness to traumatic experiences in the literary form, and my particular work was the first to be addressed in both the academic and creative form. This audiovisual video is a summary of the emotions and themes of the creative artefact and the resulting novel-length manuscript. Families of Holocaust survivors were consulted during the writing of this thesis.
** Content warning: some images may be confronting.