I’ve just heard that Slights won the Australian Shadows Best Long Fiction Award! Very, very thrilled to win this one, as I was up against some very, very strong books.
Deb Biancotti’s “Six Suicides” from her collection A Book of Endings won Best Short Fiction, beating my “Gaze Dogs of Nine Waterfall.”
Grant’s Pass, edited by Amanda Pillar and Jennifer Brozek, won Best Edited Publication.
Great news all round! Thank you to the judges. It’s a huge amount of work and so important to those of us with books and stories to be considered. Craig Bezant, Stephanie Gunn and Chuck McKenzie (Confessions of a Pod Person) whittled the short list, and Martin Livings (Carnies) chose the winner in my section.