Dead chuffed to hear last night that ‘Slither’, my short story in Cthulhu Deep Down Under Vol 2, has been named a finalist in the Aurealis Awards for best horror short story.
It sits alongside these finalists, and while a trophy seems unlikely, it’s an absolute thrill to think something I’ve written has garnered this kind of recognition, especially given what is a very talented field of Australian horror writers.
‘The Offering’, Michael Gardner (Aurealis #112)
‘By Kindle Light’, Jessica Nelson-Tyers (Antipodean SF #235)
‘Hit and Rot’, Jessica Nelson-Tyers (Breach #08)
‘Sub-Urban’, Alfie Simpson (Breach #07)
‘The Further Shore’, J Ashley Smith (Bourbon Penn #15)
The nomination is all the more appreciated because it comes amid the tension of the death throes of my PhD! Finally, something to smile about 🙂
I have a bunch of friends also up for awards, and it’s always great to see this kind of recognition for them. I especially note a certain Kirstyn McDermott in the best horror novella category (for her most excellent Triquetra).
Congratulations to everyone who made the final running – it’s an achievement in itself!
The awards will be presented at an event in Melbourne on 4 May, 2019.
You can read more about ‘Slither’ here.