7 March 2017
Victorian writer Fury has been awarded the second annual Kat Muscat Fellowship.
The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person.
With the support of the Fellowship, Fury will complete research and draft a play investigating the relationship between lesbians and gay men during the early AIDS crisis.
"It is with bittersweet joy that I accept the Kat Muscat Fellowship for 2017. I believe that this project is something that would have delighted her. I am honoured that the Fellowship committee thinks so, too. I am keen to do her proud," Fury said.
On Fury's appointment, Jessica Alice, Chair of the Kat Muscat Legacy Projects Custodial Committee, said "Fury's project examines a devastating and complex crisis from a place of great compassion."
"The Custodial Committee was impressed by the nuance and scope of the application, which emerged clearly in a strong field of 39 young writers and editors. We are delighted that the Kat Muscat Fellowship will support a challenging work that so completely aligns with Kat's values of defiance, feminism and empathy."
Fury will work closely with Express Media throughout 2017 to develop and complete the project.
Kat Muscat was a feminist, freelance writer and editor of Voiceworks who died tragically in 2015. The Kat Muscat Fellowship was established to honour her legacy. In 2016, it was awarded to Queensland author Bri Lee.