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

Her was long-listed for the prestigious Dublin Literary Award, 2018

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


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