Awards & Positions

2008 Creative writing workshops
Nambucca Heads Primary School & Bowraville Central School
2004 Tom Howard Prose Contest, USA
Commended Blowout!
2003 Panel member Autumn Writing Festival NSW Writers Centre
‘Expatriate and Local Novice meet Local pro’
Chair: Malcolm Knox (Acting Literary Editor, Sydney Morning Herald)
1994 A&R Bookworld National Unpublished Novel Competition
Shortlisted (13 of 400 entries) for manuscript White Noise. Later published as Falling Glass
1993 Ulitarra Short Story Competition
Shortlisted Maitland’s Cow
1992 University of Canberra National Short Story Competition
Finalist Maitland’s Cow
1991 Writer’s Project Grant, Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board: Novel, White Noise.
1991 Victoria FAW John Morrison Short Story Award
3rd prize From the Balcony
4th prize Maitland’s Cow
1991 Stand Magazine International Short Story Competition
Runner-up Always, Never
1991 The Age Short Story Competition
Shortlisted (25 from 1510 entries) Maitland’s Cow
1991 Writers in the Park, Harold Park Hotel
Invited reader Hard Grain; Dogs
1990 Victorian FAW Alan Marshall Award, Unpublished Manuscript
Winner Short Story Collection: Always, Never
1990 Victorian FAW John Morrison Short Story Award Section
Commended: Blowout!
1989 Tamworth Drama Festival
Winner Best unpublished playThe Burial (one-act play)
1987 Arafura Short Story Competition, Northern Perspective – Darwin Institute of Technology Press
Winner The Burial
1987-88 Produced and presented ‘The Writers Program’, local and national works of poetry and prose on 2BOB FM Radio, Taree