Pascall Prize - Judges

Pascall Prize Judging Panels

2015 Judging Panel

No Pascall Prize awarded.

Past Judging Panels

2014 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Jane Caro, Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy, Geordie Williamson, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2014 Judges' Report by  Jane Caro, Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy & Geordie Williamson

2013 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

James Bradley, Rosemary Sorensen, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2013 Judges' Report by James Bradley & Rosemary Sorensen

2012 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Alison Croggon, Geordie Williamson, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2012 Judges' Report

2011 Pascall Prize Judging Panel 

John McCallum, Mark Mordue, Damon Young, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2011 Judges' Report

2010 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Kathy Cleland, Alison Croggon, Damon Young, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2010 Judges' Report

2009 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Kate Eltham, Robert Forster, Leo Schofield , Rosemary Sorensen, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2009 Judges' Report

2007 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Bruce Elder (Convenor), Ray Hughes, John McCallum, Julie Rigg, Julianne Schulz

2007 Judges' Report

2006 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Peter Craven, Malcolm Gillies, Kate Gould, Deborah Jones, Antonia Syme, Lyndon Terracini

2006 Judges' Report

2005 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Elizabeth Farrelly, Marion Halligan, Adrian Martin, Robert Nelson, Susan Wyndham

2005 Judges' Report

2004 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Mary Jo Capps, Andrew Ford, Noel Purdon, Andrew Riemer, Julie Rigg

2004 Judges' Report

2003 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Bruce Elder, Andrew Ford, Sandra Hall, David Throsby

2003 Judges' Report

2002 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Gay Bilson, Sandra Forbes, Sandra Hall, John McCallum, Adrian Martin, Andrew Riemer

2002 Judges' Report

2001 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Gay Bilson, Bruce Elder, Andrew Ford, Sandra Hall, Robert Nelson, Adrian Read (Convenor)

2001 Judges' Report

2000 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Gay Bilson, Marion Halligan, Adrian Martin, Andrew Riemer, Alan Saunders

2000 Judges' Report

1999 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Bruce Elder, Andrew Ford, Marion Halligan, Jill Kitson, Adrian Martin, Adrian Read (Convenor)

1999 Judges' Report

1998 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Bruce Elder, Sandra Hall, John McCallum, Joanna Mendelssohn, David Throsby, Adrian Read (Convenor)

1998 Judges' Report

1997 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Roger Covell, Bruce Elder, Sandra Hall, Marion Halligan, John McCallum, Cyrus Meher-Homji, Joanna Mendelssohn, Alan Saunders, Gay Bilson (Convenor)

1997 Judges' Report

1996 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Roger Covell, Sandra Hall, John McCallum, Joanna Mendelssohn, Marion Halligan, Alan Saunders, Margaret Throsby AM (Convenor)

1996 Judges' Report

1995 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Katherine Brisbane AM, Martin Portus, Jane Westbrook, Adrian Read (Convenor)

1995 Judges' Report

1994 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Margaret Fink, Richard Glover, Sandra Levy, John O'Hara, Kim WIlliams (Convenor)

1994 Judges' Report

1993 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Warren Fahey, Diana Simmonds, Ken Tribe AC, Evan Williams, Kim Williams

1993 Judges' Report

1992 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Gay Bilson, Marion Halligan, Barbara Santich

1992 Judges' Report

1991 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Andrew Andersons, Leon Paroissen, Daniel Thomas

1991 Judges' Report

1990 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Andrew Riemer (Convenor), Rosemary Sorensen, Ian Templeman

1990 Judges' Report

1988 Pascall Prize Judging Panel

Edmund Campion (Chairman), Susie McKernan, Elizabeth Riddell

Pascall Prize Galleries




“I imagine the judges as bouncers...lifting the red velvet rope and letting me through the door of some other-worldly club.”

Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy
2013 Pascall Prize





"’s always been my contention that great criticism is about love more than hate, construction more than destruction.

In many ways what a good critic does is nearer to the task of a translator who has found a way of channelling one form of language into another.

And in some cases even improving on the original source, sacrilegious as that might sound."

Mark Mordue
2010 Pascall Prize



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The Pascall Prize "Critic of the Year" will not be awarded in 2015 as its Rules & Conditions are currently under review. The Foundation plans to present a reconfigured Pascall Prize in 2016.

As part of the 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival, the Geraldine Pascall Foundation will announce the inaugural Geraldine Pascall Lifetime Achievement Award.

2015 Pascall@SWF

"Everyone's A Critic, But Should They Be?"

Saturday 23 May, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5
Hickson Road Walsh Bay

More information on the SWF website >

2015 Debating Panel >



Pascall Prize Galleries

The Pascall Prize

Geraldine Pascall

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Culwulla Chambers
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Sydney NSW 2000

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2015 Pascall


SATURDAY 23 MAY, 4:30PM - 5:30PM




2015 Pascall Prize: Evan Williams AM

2015 Evan Williams AM  

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