2021 Finalist, Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer, for The Luminous Heart
‘The Luminous Heart’ is a beautifully written semi-autobiographical novel about one woman’s experience of moving to live on a small island off the Queensland coast with her young daughter. It is full of wonderful observations and reflections on human nature, friendships and family, as well as unexpected local drama as our narrator comes to realise she’s now living in one of Australia’s ice capitals.
2020 Shortlisted, Furphy Award, for Volkswagens
2019 Shortlisted, Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize, for Light
2016 Asialink fellowship
2015 Shortlisted NT Literary Awards, Flash Fiction Award, for The Feel of Men Close Up
2014 Winner NT Literary Awards, ZIP Print Short Story Award for Dark Water
2013 Winner NT Literary Awards, CDU Travel Fiction Awards for It Feels Like Happiness
2012 Winner ABC Open Fiction Prize for Reading the Rude Bits. The prize for this was a painting inspired by the story and painted by a NSW artist. Here’s the video of how it happened. ABC Open Winner.
2009 Short-listed Marian Eldridge Award
2008 Short-listed Marian Eldridge Award
2002 Short-listed Australian/Vogel Awards for the novel, Gracenotes
NT Literary Awards 2014. Parliament Library Darwin.
Photo Shane Eecen Creative Light Studios