I awoke this morning to the wonderful news that my short story, "She Said" (from Scenes from the Second Storey), has won an Australian Shadows Award! I think this is one of the best stories I've written and I'm so very, very pleased to see it recognised. This annual literary award is presented by the … Continue reading Australian Shadows Award winners announced!
I need to travel more often. On Tuesday, I got off a plane in Newcastle to hear that my novel, Madigan Mine, had been nominated for an Aurealis Award. Yesterday, while I flew back to Melbourne, the Ditmar Awards finalists were announced and I was welcomed home by news of no less than three nominations! … Continue reading Ditmar Awards Ballot
Here's some very shiny news indeed! The finalists for the 2010 Australian Shadows Awards have just been announced and I've managed to get myself shortlisted twice! This annual literary award is presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association and is judged on the overall effect - the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance - of horror … Continue reading Australian Shadows Awards Finalists Announced
This is something I've necessarily been keeping under my hat for a while, but now I am very proud to report the following update regarding the Twelve Planets series forthcoming from Twelve Planets Press: Who Are the Twelve Planets? Margo Lanagan, Lucy Sussex, Rosaleen Love, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren, Cat Sparks, Sue … Continue reading Twelve Planets (and two reviews)
Somehow I forgot to officially note here that I will have a story in a forthcoming anthology from Morrigan Books, Scenes from the Second Storey. It was a strange piece to write. It's a concept anthology, based on the debut album from 1990's alterno-rock band The God Machine. Each writer was allocated a song from … Continue reading Scenes from the Second Storey