Published Work


Short Stories & Essays

  • Article on trail running and ocean swimming “Shark or Man” in The Guardian, June 2024
  • Short story “Like Animals”, Openbook, Autumn 2024
  • Essay “Never Again” in Kill Your Darlings, summer 2023
  • Short story “Carve” in Meanjin, Autumn 2023
  • Short story “Let Them Eat Cake” in The Saturday Paper, January 2023
  • Short story “Churn” in The Saturday Paper, July 2022
  • Article on ocean swimming in The Guardian, June 2022
  • “Bendalong”, Openbook, Summer 2021
  • “Jingle Bell Sock”, The Big Issue, December 2021
  • Cultivating Resilience by Protecting Vulnerability“, Writing NSW, August 2021
  • “A Snail’s Place”, The Big Issue, March 2021
  • “The Baby Store”, Newcastle Short Story Award Anthology, May 2020
  • “The Burning”, Meanjin Blog, January 2020
  • “Dummy”, Griffith Review 64: The New Disruptors, April 2019
  • “Her history, my silence”, Choice Words, Allen & Unwin, March 2019
  • The Hunt“, The Big Issue Fiction Edition, August 2018
  • “In the Dunes”Sydney Noir, Akashic Books, 2018, and Brio Books in Australia
  • “The Call of the Stars”, Backstory Journal, Issue Four, 2017
  • “Five Star”, published in Kill Your Darlings, April 2017
  • “On Ice”, published in Kill Your Darlings No. 19, October 2014, reprinted in Best Australian Stories 2015
  • “The Arizona Bar”, published in Sleepers Almanac X, Sleepers Publishing, October 2015
  • “There’s so much you have to know”, published in the Sleepers Almanac No. 9, Sleepers Publishing, April 2014
  • “On listening to Gillian Welch” published in Readings Monthly, April 2014
  • “Sao”, published in the Review of Australian Fiction, March 2014
  • Essay on wisdom in Finding our place: thoughts on love, hope and belonging, The Benevolent Society’s 200th anniversary book, November 2013
  • “Kid-Free”published in the Sleepers Almanac No. 8, Sleepers Publishing, March 2013
  • “Hot Air Balloon”, published in the 2007 UTS Writers Anthology, What You Do and Don’t Want

Some of my reviews and other journalism

Awards & Grants

  • Recipient of Create NSW 23/24 Project Funding for Individuals for memoir in progress, 2023.
  • Recipient of Creative Australia Arts Project for Individuals grant for novel in progress, 2023.
  • Awarded a Varuna Fellowship Writing Retreat 2023
  • Winner of the 2020 Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship from the Australian Society of Authors
  • “The Burning” shortlisted for the Woollahra Digital Literary Award, 2020
  • Established Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre in Perth, October/November 2020
  • Shortlisted for the Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing, 2019
  • Shortlisted for the Overland Fair Australia Prize in Fiction, 2017
  • Winner of the Historical Novel Society Australasia Short Story Prize, 2017
  • Recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Individual Arts Project Grant in 2016 for third novel
  • Recipient of a Career Fund grant from the Copyright Agency to attend the 2016 Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon
  • What Was Left Shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2014
  • What Was Left Longlisted for the Voss Literary Prize 2014
  • Runner-up in the NSW Writer’s Centre Varuna Fellowship 2013
  • Awarded a Varuna Fellowship Writing Retreat 2013
  • Author of winning essay for Parenting Media Association Awards in “Personal Essay” category 2011
  • Shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Fellowship Awards 2011