Awards and Honours
(Best Crime Novel --the Ned Kelly awards-- 2010)
Overseas Awards and Honours
The Bamboo Flute represented Australia in the International Board on Books for Young People congress in Spain, 1994, and appeared on two best-books-of-the-year lists in USA.
The Sunken Road was nominated for the 1996 Booker Prize by my English publisher, Fourth Estate.
Kickback won the 2000 Deutsche Krimi Preis, International
The Dragon Man won the 2002 Deutsche Krimi Preis, International
Bitter Wash Road won the 2016 Deutsche Krimi Preis, International
Chain of Evidence named as a best-book-of-the-year by Kirkus Reviews (USA, 2007)
The Heat was long-listed for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Bitter Wash Road won my third Deutsche Krimi Preis and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Best Crime Novel award in 2016 and was on many crime-novel-of-the-year lists in Australia and overseas
Australian Awards and Honours
Early in my career I won many short story awards.
Several of my children’s/young adult novels have been shortlisted or awarded honour-book status in the annual Children’s Book Council Awards.
The Bamboo Flute won the CBC award in its category, Younger Readers, 1993
Several of my crime novels have been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award for best crime novel.
Chain of Evidence won the Ned Kelly award for best crime novel in 2007
Wyatt won the Ned Kelly award for best crime novel in 2010
The Divine Wind won the NSW Premier’s Award (Ethel Turner Prize), and was shortlisted for the Ethnic Affairs Commission Award and the CBC-Older Readers Award, 1999
The Sunken Road was shortlisted for the National Book Council, South Australian Festival and Talking Book awards, 1996.
Australian Crime Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018