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Queensland Literary Awards

I’m very pleased to share the news that The Rest is Weight has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards!

The Steele Rudd Award is the only prize in Australia dedicated to short story collections, so I’m stoked to be on this list, and in such great company. It’s been a very strong year for short fiction, which is something of a literary underdog.

So is the QLA, for that matter. Last year Frank Moorhouse dubbed the awards ‘The People’s Prize’ – it was saved from the brink of extinction at the hands of slash-happy Premier Campbell Newman by a very successful crowdfunding campaign. This year the awards needs more help – you can donate here.