Home » Writing Life » News » Member Milestones: April 5, 2022

Member Milestones: April 5, 2022

Member Milestones: April 5, 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!

* * *

Andrea Rowe‘s debut picture book Jetty Jumping has been announced as a Book of the Year Early Child Notable for 2022 by the CBCA.

Find out more about Jetty Jumping and purchase a copy via the publisher here.

* * *

Eugen Bacon‘s short story collection Danged Black Thing, published by by Transit Lounge Publishing, has been named a finalist in the Foreword Indies Award in the short story category, and in the Australian Shadows Awards.

Find out more about Danged Black Thing and purchase a copy via the publisher here.

* * *

Justine Sless has published her first book, Mistress of Mirth’s Comedy Tour.

Woven through with comedic facts, comments and short stories; this is a joke like no other and a mirthful mutiny on the historically – or is it hysterically? – male-dominated world of stand-up comedy.

Find out more about Mistress of Mirth’s Comedy Tour and purchase a copy via the publisher here.

* * *

Katelin Farnsworth‘s manuscript ‘Helen Hope’, a story about learning to trust and finding your place in the world again after a traumatic event, has been shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Award 2022. Katelin’s manuscript is one of six shortlisted for the award, from hundreds of submissions.

The PRH Literary Prize, launched in 2017, was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction.

Previous winners include Hitch by Kathryn Hind, published June 2019 and awarded the Betty Trask Award in 2020, The Spill by Imbi Neeme, published June 2020 with rights sold in Germany and Estonia, The Rabbits by Sophie Overett, published July 2021 with rights sold in the UK and Denizen by James McKenzie Watson, to be published in July 2022.

* * *

Koraly Dimitriadis‘ essay ‘Looking for Alibrandi: the forgotten archived stories‘ was published in the Autumn print edition of Meanjin Quarterly.

To purchase this edition, or to subscribe for digital access, visit Meanjin online.

* * *

Leslie Falkiner-Rose‘s book Tell Us: What are you doing? Improving how you communicate your academic research, relevance and expertise has been published by the Australian Business Dean’s Council.

This easy-to-read guide will help researchers, tertiary students, academics and anyone else who wants to hone their communication skills to maximise the reach and impact of their knowledge and work. Hear the tips, examples, research and candid comments from in-depth interviews with high-profile academics and journalists in Australian and international media. It also draws on research and the author’s four decades in journalism and strategic communications.

To find out more about Tell Us: What are you doing? and purchase a copy in print or eBook format, visit the Australian Business Dean’s Council online here.

* * *

Wendy J Dunn‘s Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things has been named a Distinguished Favorite in the Independent Press Awards in the category of Historical Fiction.

Wendy has also received an IndieBRAG medallion for her book The Light in the Labyrinth. IndieBRAG’s mission is to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work the attention and recognition it deserves.

* * *

Zachary Pryor has won the 2022 Djillong Short Story Competition with his story ‘Daddy’.

The judge, Dr Liz Monument, said of Zachary’s story: ‘A first-person account of a young man’s life and his decision to take ultimate control of it for himself; a sustained narrative which followed a clear timeline. This story used raw language, powerful imagery, and featured a satisfying conclusion to a tale which could’ve gone badly wrong for the protagonist. What hooked me into this story was its candidness, and its casual brutality, and the final decision made by our brutalised narrator, which ultimately set him free.’

Read Zachary’s winning story ‘Daddy’ here.

Scroll to Top