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2020 Quills: Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary

John Silvester of the The Age has won the 2020 Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary.

Judges' citation

These selections from the veteran writer on crime demonstrate his well-honed ability to take serious issues and treat them with respect and humour simultaneously. They highlight not only his depth of knowledge in his area of expertise, with superbly researched and reasoned arguments, but a light touch that keeps the reader interested to the final pithy point. He backs up his own assertion that "if you can't entertain, you can't inform".

The winning entry

Naked City: Dilemma on where to draw the line, The Age, 27 June 2020

Naked City: The A to Z of pandemic politics, The Age, 17 October 2020

Naked City: Seven deadly sins do their work, The Age, 7 November 2020

Highly commended

Waleed Aly, The Monthly & The Age, Tribal Counsel

Osman Faruqi, The Saturday Paper, On Black Lives Matter & Policing

Other finalists

Jake Niall, The Age, Laid Bare

Please note: the above link/s may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.

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