Awards/Projects

AWARDS

  • Hippocrates Poetry Award Commendation 2018
  • Northern Writer New Fiction Bursary 2016
  • Edgehill Prize Longlist 2015
  • Frank O’Connor Prize Longlist 2015
  • Luke Bitmead Novel Award shortlist 2012
  • Edgehill Prize longlist 2012
  • Read Regional Recommendation 2011
  • Northern Writer Award 2010
  • Cinnamon Press novel Award shortlist 2010
  • Winner Mslexia short story competition 2009
  • Residential Prize winner Biscuit Publishing 2007
  • Northern Promise Award 2004
  • Novel shortlisted Lit Idol national competition 2004

PROJECTS

  • Writing mentor for New Writing North Cuckoo project 2013
  • Art’s council representative Toronto short story conference 2010
  • National Short Story Day commissioned story ‘Cinderella’ broadcast 2010
  • Queens Nursing Institute Award Creative Writing as a therapeutic tool 2008-10
  • Writing mentor regeneration project/New Writing North 2007
  • Writing mentor Creative centre/New Writing North 2006
  • Contributor to Independent Nurse (Journal for Professional Nurses)