Skip to main content


by Ben Walter (A Published Event)

Shortlisted for The Margaret Scott Prize

About the author

Ben Walter

Ben Walter’s poetry, essays and experimental short stories have been widely published in Australian journals, including MeanjinGriffith ReviewSoutherlyOverland and The Lifted Brow. He has been runner up in the Peter Carey Short Story Award and Overland’s VU Short Story Prize, and won the 2016 John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award. His debut novel manuscript won the people’s choice component of the 2017 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes.


Conglomerate by Ben WalterA group of walkers battle with a question – how would their experience of the natural world change if one of them were killed in the bush? Conglomerate takes inspiration from the most piecemeal of Tasmanian rocks: a rock that gathers stones together, but also, one that can fall apart in your hands.