Awards and Commendations

     
    2018
    Finalist, Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition, UK

    2nd place, The University of Sunderland Short Story Award, UK

    Short-listed, Waiting Lists, TSS Publishing, UK

    Nominated, Favouretta Pratt, Fictive Dream, The Pushcart Prize

    Nominated, The Golden Balloon, Cloud Ink Press, The Best Small Fictions

    2017

    Best seven stories, Brazilian nights, Lagan Online, Ireland NFFD feature

    Nominated, The scent of lemons, The Best Small Fictions Anthology

    2016

    Highly Commended, Marléne, North & South Short Shorts Competition, New Zealand

    2nd place, Time warp, Zero Flash Competition

    2nd place, The lighthouse keeper, The Short Story Flash500 Competition, UK

    Short-listed, Barbie girl, The Short Story Flash500 Competition, UK

    Long-listed, Serafina’s star, National Flash Fiction Day, New Zealand

    Short-listed, Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand

    Notable contenders list, Pelorus Jack, Bristol Short Fiction Prize, UK

    2015

    Short-listed, Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand

    Winner, New Zealand Heritage Week Short Story Award

    2014

    Winner, Seresin/Landfall/Otago University Press Writers Residency

    Short-listed, Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand

    2010

    Doctor of Philosophy, Central Queensland University, Australia

    2005

    Master of Letters, (High Distinction), Central Queensland University, Australia

    2004

    Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Performance in Master of Letters, Central Queensland University, 2004

    2002

    Short-listed, Mrs Tiger Eyes, Aoraki Festival Short Story Award, New Zealand

    1999

    Short-listed, Blue and green should never be seen, Auswrite Short Story Competition, Australia and New Zealand

    1998

    Short-listed, The moon is upside down in New Zealand, Western District Writers Story Competition, New Zealand

    1995

    Major Project Grant, Literature Programme of Creative New Zealand, to write a novel, Tomorrow’s Empire, published by Horizon Press, New Zealand, 2000

    1994

    Finalist, When I see your addled face my addled boy, Aoraki Festival Short Story Award, New Zealand

    International Travel Grant, Literature Programme of Creative New Zealand, to attend International Book Fair, Melbourne, Australia, as a guest speaker

    1991

    Finalist, The captain’s hat, Lillian Ida Smith Award, New Zealand

    1990

    Short-listed, The Last Footwear Company, Joan Faulkner Blake Memorial Award, New Zealand

    1989

    Louis Johnson New Writer’s Bursary, Literature Programme of Creative New Zealand to write a novel, A Distraction of Opposites, published by Hazard Press, New Zealand, 1992

    1988

    Finalist, Will you walk into my parlour, Manawatu Evening Standard Short Story Competition, New Zealand

    1987

    Finalist, A distraction of opposites, American Express Award, New Zealand

    1986

    Finalist, Lale, Manawatu Evening Standard Short Story Competition, New Zealand

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