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Published Work


Short Stories, Poems & Essays

Some of my reviews and other journalism

Awards & Grants

  • Shortlisted for the Overland Fair Australia Prize in Fiction, 2017
  • Winner of the Historical Novel Society Australasia Short Story Prize, 2017
  • Recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Individual Arts Project Grant in 2016 for third novel
  • Recipient of a Career Fund grant from the Copyright Agency to attend the 2016 Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon
  • What Was Left Shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2014
  • What Was Left Longlisted for the Voss Literary Prize 2014
  • Runner-up in the NSW Writer’s Centre Varuna Fellowship 2013
  • Awarded a Varuna Fellowship Writing Retreat 2013
  • Author of winning essay for Parenting Media Association Awards in “Personal Essay” category 2011
  • Shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Fellowship Awards 2011
  • Longlisted for The Vogel Awards, 2007 & 2011
  • Shortlisted for the Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development 2007
  • Third place in the NSW Writers Centre Cove’s Historical Writing Competition 2006
  • Highly Commended award in the Bell Awards “Best Newcomer to Journalism” 2005
  • Outstanding Student Award for Academic Achievement, UTS Journalism 2003
  • Winner of the Virginia Tech Poetry Prize 1999