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Member Milestones: March 2022

Member Milestones: March 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!

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Amy Tan’s debut collection ‘Lake Malibu and other stories‘ has been published by Spineless Wonders, as a result of being Highly Commended in the Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award 2021.

Lake Malibu and other stories is a collection of interlinked short stories set in Kuala Lumpur and the small Malaysian town of Ipoh. Connected by a theme of escapism, these stories explore themes of cultural identity and migration in a world that is more globalised and fluid than ever.

Copies can be ordered here.

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Anitra Nelson’s book Beyond Money: A Postcapitalist Strategy has been published by Pluto Press (London).

Copies can be purchased from the publisher, or online here.

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Caz Goodwin’s latest picture book Little Matilda, illustrated by Shaney Hyde, has been published by Marshall Cavendish Children’s.

Copies are available to order here.

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Dominique Hecq’s collection of stories ‘Smacked‘ – runner up in the 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Awards – has been released by Spineless Wonders.

Smacked and other stories of addiction is an evocative collection of moments showcasing human nature at its weakest and most vulnerable. Hecq’s poetic prose situates the reader firmly into the lives of her characters, taking them along for the ride as she presents each story with an inimitable flair that retains the realities of addiction and dependency. She handles each moment of fixation with a respect and delicacy that are fitting for such weighty themes, while still doing justice to the physical and mental ramifications and side effects of what some might call mere obsession.

Copies can be ordered here.

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Edita Mujkic’s debut book ‘Between Before and After‘, a true story about escape from besieged Sarajevo, has been published by Hawkeye Publishing. Read more about this moving and compelling memoir here.

Orders are available via the publisher’s website.

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Eugen Bacon congratulates the 2022 Otherwise Fellows and honorees, and is truly grateful to be announced in the honor list for “doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction”.

Two of Eugen’s books have been shortlisted in the BSFA AwardsDanged Black Thing (Best Art: Kara Walker/Peter Lo), and Saving Shadows (Best Art: Elena Betti); and Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction which contains her essay, ‘Worldbuilding in Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi’, has been shortlisted for best non-fiction.

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Harry Blutstein’s ‘Cold War Olympics‘ has been published by McFarland in the United States.

The edition can be viewed and ordered here.

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Jackey Coyle’s ‘Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs‘, co-authored with Tim Ladhams, had been published by Wilkinson Publishing.

Copies can be ordered here.

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Jennifer Down‘s novel ‘Bodies of Light’ was longlisted and shortlisted for the 2022 Stella Prize.

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Jenny Canty has published her first picture book, with daughter Lara Canty as illustrator, ‘Number One Baby Dragon‘.

Copies can be ordered here.

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Dr. John A. Martino’s Olympia: The Birth of the Games has been short listed for the CIBA Chaucer Award (pre-1750 historical fiction).

‘Olympia: The Birth of the Games’ is now also endorsed by both the British Museum and the National Museum of Australia, as it is part of the recommended reading list (on sale in-store and online at the National Museum) for the major inter-museum exhibition, ‘Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes’.

Copies can be ordered here.

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Kaye Baillie’s latest picture book, ‘Great Big Softie‘, illustrated by Shane McGowan, has been published by New Frontier Publishing.

Copies are available to order here or via the publisher.

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Paige Clark‘s book of short stories ‘She Is Haunted’ has been longlisted for the 2022 Stella Prize.

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Peter Hubbard’s ‘The Tears of Blood’, book one of the Tears of Blood Trilogy, has just been published in the US.

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Rob Alexander’s Starlight Cafe has been published by Stickleback Productions.

This is a satirical, humorous story of corporate greed and corruption. Mack ‘n’ Morti’s fast-food chain has a secret to hide and when Jack opens his Starlight Cafe too close for comfort, it enlists a tame health inspector to shut Jack down. With the help of an unlikely ally, Jack starts to uncover the chain’s dirty secret and fights to save the Starlight Cafe.

Starlight cafe is available at Mary Martin Bookshop in Southbank, The Chestnut Tree Bookshop in West Footscray, The Independent Book Store in Ballarat, Paradise Books in Daylesford, Stonemans Book store in Castlemaine, Aesops Attic in Kyneton and Kindle on Amazon.

Copies are available online here.

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Rowena Hutson’s short story ‘Overview‘, commissioned by the Melbourne City of Literature, has been published online as part of the City of Literature Collection.

Read Rowena’s story here.

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Sean O’Leary’s new short story collection Tokyo Jazz and Other Stories has been published now via Next Chapter Publishers.

Copies can be purchased here

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Suzy Zail’s new picture book, ‘Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure‘, illustrated by Christopher Nielsen, has been published by Walker Books Australia.

Copies can be ordered here.

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Wendy Dunn’s ‘Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things’ was shortlisted and has now reached the finals of the 2021 International Chaucer Award.

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