2022 – Finalist for the Van Diemen History Prize
I'm pleased to report that my piece "Pardoned to serve His Majesty by sea": The Life of George Briggs has been chosen as a finalist in the Van Diemen History Prize and thus will be published in the resultant anthology, to be launched at the Hobart Writers Festival in 2023. Congratulations to joint winners Phillipa Moore and Terry Mulhern!
2022 – Highly Commended for the Stringybark Stories Short Story Prize
New Year Island, which is the first chapter of my work-in-progress Diemens, received a Highly Commended certificate in the Stringybark Short Story Award 2022.
2019 – Shortlisted for the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize
Ray, which is set on Tasmania's Bruny Island, was shortlisted for the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize in 2019.
2018 – Longlisted for the Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award
My collection of Tyler Bramble stories The Dying Rain and Other Forays into the Bramble Noir was longlisted for the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award.
2017 – First Prize in Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize
The Centre Cannot Hold was awarded the 2017 Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize. It appears in The Journal from the Australian Irish Heritage Association and Award Winning Australian Writing 2018.
2015 – First Prize (Open Division) in City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards
My crime story Frank was awarded First Prize in the Open Division of the 2015 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards. It was subsequently published in Westerly: New Creative and Award Winning Australian Writing 2016.
2014 – Emerging Writer in Residence at Fellowship of Australian Writers (Western Australia)
In 2014, I completed a two week residency at Mattie Furphy House in Swanbourne in conjunction with the Fellowship of Australian Writers (WA).
2013 – Best Fiction in IP Rolling Picks
Yellowcake Summer was awarded Best Fiction in IP Rolling Picks 2013 and was subsequently published by Interactive Publications.
2013 – Shortlisted for Carmel Bird Award
My Tyler Bramble story, A Void, was shortlisted for the 2013 Carmel Bird Award and was subsequently published in The Great Unknown from Spineless Wonders.
2013 – Emerging Writer in Residence at Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre
In 2013, I completed a four week residency at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre in Greenmount.
2012 – Yellowcake Springs shortlisted for the Norma K Hemming Award
Yellowcake Springs was shortlisted for the Norma K Hemming Award in 2012.
2011 – Winner Best Fiction for Yellowcake Springs in IP Picks
Yellowcake Springs was awarded Best Fiction in IP Picks 2011 and was subsequently published by Interactive Publications.