2023 Honourable Mention, Chapter One Prize (International) for Almost Famous
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.
2009 Short-listed Marian Eldridge Award
2008 Short-listed Marian Eldridge Award
2002 Short-listed Australian/Vogel Awards for the novel, Gracenotes
Judges comments: ‘This is really fantastic… terrifically well written and intense and visceral…. strongly visual, almost cinematic. Nicely restrained. Elliptical. Sprite can write. The intensity, sensuality and precision of the prose were almost startling.’