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Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards!

Voting is now OPEN for the Courier Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the
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Aurealis Awards!

Hello, my poor neglected blog.

Am utterly delighted and honoured to have won the Aurealis Award for Best Collection for The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners! Most of the honour comes from being a finalist alongside some of
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Arcana

Now that I’ve crawled out from under the weight of finishing Morwood (it’s been sent off to my wonderful editor at Titan Books, Cath Trechman), I am trying to catch up on All The Neglected Things.

That includes this rather glorious anthology from
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Australian Shadows Awards – update

Absolutely delighted to learn that I won the Australian Shadows Award for Best Collected Work this evening! The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories got a gong. Thanks so much to PS Publishing for making
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2020 Australian Shadows Awards

The Australian Shadows Awards shortlist for works published in 2020 has been released!

I’m delighted to say that The Heart is a Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories (PS Publishing) and Red New Day & Other Microfictions (Brain Jar Press) are both finalists for Best
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Sourdough and Other Stories in translation

I’m so excited! This is my first whole book to be translated entirely. Sourdough and Other Stories has become Masa Madre (Y Otros Relatos)!

The publisher of this version is the wonderful Dilatando Mentes Editorial, and the cover illustration
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You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice

Oh, hello, my poor neglected blog!

Just popping in to share a lovely review from Reviewers of Oz of my Brain Jar Press chapbook You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice! This little book is part of
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Mermaids!

Mermaid from one of Kathleen Jennings’ calenders

Over at Female First UK, I chat about ten mermaids who subvert the genre.

Shout-outs to Cassandra Khaw, Maria Lewis, Rivers Solomon, Marjorie Liu, Bethany C. Morrow, Christina Henry, Monique Roffey and a couple of golden
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All the Murmuring Bones in The Guardian

The wonderful Lisa Tuttle has reviewed All the Murmuring Bones in The Guardian, along with amazing tomes like Jeff VanderMeer’s Hummingbird Salamander, Under the Blue by Oana Aristide and Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki.

Of All the Murmuring
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News: No Good Deed

After a LOT of enquiries, Brain Jar Press has decided to do a physical version of No Good Deed: A Sourdough Tale!

The e-book version will remain free to download from the Brain Jar website, but if you’re a completest and love the
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