Awards and Grants


December 2018: Honorable Mention in the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Competition, Judged by Colum McCann

July 2018: Creative Victoria VicArts Grant 2018 to develop my creative non-fiction manuscript, Homesickness. Thank you, Creative Victoria

April 2018: Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund grant for a research trip to Jervis Bay, New South Wales, and a writing residency at Bundanon. Thank you to Writers Victoria and the Myer Foundation

2018 Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence, New South Wales

2017 Hardcopy Non-Fiction Program (ACT Writers Centre)


2017 Fish Publishing Prize (IRELAND)


2016 Varuna Writing Retreat Fellowship


2015 Bridport Short Story Prize (UK)


2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

One of five writers shortlisted from the Oceania Region


2013 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Fellowship


2013/14 Fish Publishing Prize (Ireland)

Special Commendation

2012 D.J. O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship for Emerging Writers, Australian Centre Literary Awards, University of Melbourne