Runner-up Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2016

Very happy! My story ‘Lucy’s Lullaby’ was awarded runner-up for the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2016.  The prize winners were announced at the launch of the Best Australian Science Writing 2016 anthology. It was such a wonderful evening, and very exciting to be on a panel with Jo Chandler (editor of the Best Australian Science Writing 2016), my fellow runner-up Susan Double and the winner Ashley Hay.  We had a wonderful time talking about science and storytelling, which is basically the convergence of my two favourite topics!    

Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2016 Shortlist!

Wow! So this happened… My story, Lucy’s Lullaby has been shortlisted for the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2016. Yes, I’ve happy danced. And I’m still happy dancing. I was already over the moon that it’s being included in the Best Australian Science Writing 2016. I can still remember a time, earlier this year, sitting at my desk. It was late at night. The house was quiet and the heavily marked up pages were taunting me from where they lay in the light of the small lamp.  The story wasn’t coming together…. Read More

The Best Australian Science Writing 2016

  Great news!  My story Lucy’s Lullaby has been selected for inclusion in The Best Australian Science Writing 2016! I’m joined by wonderful writers around the country, people whose work I admire and truly enjoy.  The anthology is edited by the amazing Jo Chandler and will be published by NewSouth Books very soon… in fact it will be officially launched in early November in plenty of time for holiday gift giving (hint hint) and you can pre-order now.  It’s also beautifully high vis, so you can’t miss it.  

The Best Australian Science Writing 2015

Joy and much excitement!   I’m thrilled that my writing has been selected for inclusion in The Best Australian Science Writing 2015! The anthology is edited by Bianca Nogrady and published by NewSouth Books, and was launched this week.  I can’t wait to hold my copy in my hot little hands.  The fact that I’m not currently holding it is entirely my own fault for moving house and forgetting to tell NewSouth Books where to send my copy, as if they were supposed to just sense my location somehow.  So I must wait… Read More