You may remember from last year that a short story of mine, Bibi’s Tree, won the Katharine Susannah Prichard Open Awards and I was absolutely thrilled. Well, now my story is included in the Award Winning Australian Writing 2010 anthology, published by Melbourne Books and I’m doing my happy dance all over again.
This anthology is about supporting emerging Australian writers and giving a further opportunity for their work to be read. All of the pieces have recently won Australian writing competitions (thus, the title) and I’m itching to get my copy so that I can read all of the other stories. Just as exciting for me is that it’s the first time I’ll have my writing in book form. (Perhaps geeky, but true.)
Unfortunately, being a Brisbane girl, I won’t be at the launch, but if you’re in Melbourne you should go and tell me what it was like. The launch will be held in the City library on the 21st October. If you’re keen, this page has the info.