I’m thrilled and honoured my novel ‘Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon’ has been shortlisted for the 2023 Queensland Literary Awards. Thank you so much to the judges.
‘When eleven-year-old Zadie Ma discovers the stories she writes come true, she conjures her dream dog to bring love, joy and hope back to her family. Set in post-war Melbourne, this beautiful, nested story blends illustration, prose and magical realism in a delicately crafted ode to human resilience across generations and cultures.’
Congratulations to the other shortlisted authors. I feel proud to be in the company of Zana Fraillon, Bob Graham, Hakea Hustler, Carl Merrison, Samantha Campbell and Katrina Nannestad.