I nearly spat my coffee out when the 2021 Aurealis Award Announcement came through via email last week. My novella ‘The Little One’ is a finalist in the Best Fantasy Novella category!
This amazing news came on the back of ‘The Little One’ making the shortlist for an Australian Shadows Award in the Long Fiction category.
I’m thrilled this dark story of a young girl’s sacrifice for justice has resonated with readers and judges. The shortlist for the 2021 Aurealis Awards is truly outstanding, and I’m so honoured to be on it. These works underscore how vibrant and exciting Australia’s speculative fiction landscape is. You can view the shortlisted works here.
If you would like to read ‘The Little One for yourself, you’ll find it in my short story collection Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2021).
Keep your fingers crossed for me everyone! The Aurealis Awards ceremony will be held in Canberra on May 28th.