MST’s so-called literary career
In addition to delivering LOTS of talks and interviews, so far the highlights (and adventures) include:
2021 Recipient of the Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund
2021 Awarded a Regional Arts Fund Quick Response Grant
2021 Publication deal with Pantera Press (more details here)
2021 Shortlisted for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship (for the work-in-progress Aaron Fa’Aoso memoir)
2020 Selected to become a member of the City Of Melbourne’s arts grants assessor panel 2021-2024.
2020 ‘Writers Residencies – Pros and Cons‘ published by Meanjin.
2019 Elizabeth Macarthur shortlisted for the CHASS Australia Prize for a book (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
2019 Elizabeth Macarthur shortlisted for the State Library NSW Ashurst Business Literature Prize. More details here.
2018 Executive Director of The Stella Prize, August 2018-July 2019.
2018 ‘Invisible Women‘, an article published by Inside Story Magazine, about the gaps in the story of colonial Australia.
2018 For all my author talks and events, please refer to News & Events. Past activities are listed at the bottom of the News & Events page.
2018 Elizabeth Macarthur: A life at the edge of the world was published in April 2018. Huzzah!
2017 Was one of the judges for the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. I wrote about my experience here.
2017 Elected to the Writers Victoria Committee of Management.
2016 Publication deal with Text Publishing. More details here.
2016 Signed with a literary agent, Jacinta di Mase Management.
2015 Selected for the non-fiction HARDCOPY Professional Development Program (a program hosted by the ACT Writers Centre and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council). You can find a compilation of all my posts about HARDCOPY here.
2014 Recorded a short piece for ABC Radio National’s 360 Documentary program called Bedside Manners.
2012 Shortlisted: Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship (for work-in-progress biography of Elizabeth Macarthur)
2012 Varuna Fellowship for Writing Retreats.