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Member Milestones: 1 February 2022

Member Milestones: 1 February 2022

Writers Victoria sends our congratulations to those who are celebrating recent writing and publishing successes. Catch up on all of our our latest member milestones below!



Award-winning author Amra Pajalić showcases her eclectic short story book of previously published and prize winning-stories in ‘The Cuckoo’s Song‘.

Copies are available in both print and ebook formats. Visit Pishukin Press to order from your preferred bookseller.


Robert Lukins’ second novel, Loveland‘ – described as “Compelling, compassionate and profoundly moving” – will be published on 1 March by Allen and Unwin. Lukins’ first novel, ‘The Everlasting Sunday‘, was widely acclaimed and was shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and UTS Glenda Adams New Writing Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019; longlisted for The Voss Literary Prize, and longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal for Literature.

Copies are available to pre-order in both print and ebook copy. Order your copy of ‘Loveland’ online or from your local bookseller now.



Helen Chapman has recently published ‘Food Myth Busters‘ as part of the Astro range from Rising Stars Reading Planet, designed for struggling and reluctant readers aged 7-11. ‘Food Myth Busters’ busts myths about food and teaches children all about Go, Slow and Whoa foods – foods that are healthy to eat all the time and ones that are best eaten only sometimes.

Order your copy of Food Myth Busters here.



Natalie Vella has been awarded second place in the 2021 My Brother Jack short story competition, and has been longlisted in the 2021 Busybird ‘Untitled’ Short Story competition.

You can read Natalie’s story ‘Paper Trail’, which came second in the My Brother Jack short story competition, on the Gleneira Library website here.



Eliza Henry-Jones’ fifth novel ‘Salt and Skin‘, described as a haunting and evocative mystery set on a remote Scottish island, will be published in August by Ultimo Press.

Eliza is the author of In the Quiet (2015), Ache (2017) and the young adult novels P is for Pearl (2018) and How to Grow a Family Tree (2020). Her novels have been listed for awards including the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, QLD Literary Awards, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Indie Awards, ABIA Awards and CBCA Awards.

You can pre-order your copy of ‘Salt and Skin’ on the Ultimo website here.



If you’re a member of Writers Victoria and have a milestone you’d like to share, fill out this form with the details of your writing achievement and we’ll share it with the Writers Victoria community.

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