26th March 2019
It’s awards season and wonderfully, amazingly, thrillingly judges have been been very kind to Between Us!
It is such an honour to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, longlisted for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards, shortlisted for the 2018 Readings Young Adult Book Prize, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and – just today – shortlisted for the 2019 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers.
It’s also a little overwhelming, to be honest. Particularly as I know how every writer, shortlisted or not, pours a ridiculous amount of their heart, soul, time and energy into their books. But for now I’m doing my best to just be grateful and say thankyou.
Thankyou so much to everyone who reads Between Us and supports it. I hope Jono, Ana and Kenny find a place in your hearts and spark conversation and change. And thankyou once again to my amazing consultants Shokufeh Kavani and Natasha Blucher, editor Aviva Tuffield and publisher Black Inc. I couldn’t have done it without you.