Awards, Appearances, Radio, and Events


awards - ongoing

Shortlisted for the 2019 Davitt Awards for Crime Writing

awards - confirmed

Winner of the Biography of the Year at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

Shortlisted for the Matt Richell New Writer Award at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

Longlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize

Shortlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards

Winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in the non-fiction category

Winner of the 2018 Waverley Council "Nib Award" for research in fiction or non-fiction People’s Choice category

Winner of a Queensland Literary Award: 2018 Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award

Winner of a 2018 Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artis's Fellowship for travel to NYC in 2019

Commonwealth Government scholarship and stipend for an MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland, 2018-2019

Jacky Winter Gardens residency, October 2017

Winner of a 2017 Griffith Review Queensland Writer’s Fellowship

Recipient of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017 writing mentorship

Recipient of the 2016 Ubud Writers Festival Exchange Program Scholarship

Inaugural Kat Muscat Fellow (March 2016 to March 2017)

Shortlisted for the Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency 2016


writers festivals and literary events

Bri has appeared at festivals such as: Melbourne Writers Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, National Young Writers Festival, and Noted Festival. 

She has also spoken at events like: Women of Letters, Creative Mornings, Walkley's Storyology Conference, Queensland Young Writers Conference, Junkee Junket, Yarn Storytelling, and The Stella Prize's Girls Write Up.

abc TV + radio NATIONAL

Regular appearances on The Drum

ABC Radio National talking about juror bias with Damien Carrick on 22 May 2018

ABC Radio National 'The Bookshelf' program discussing the latest in international fiction on 2 March 2018 and 13 April 2018.

ABC Radio National – Late Night Live with Phillip Adams “Women and the Law” 


Bri has delivered guest lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate level creative writing students, and has also addressed undergraduate law students in tutorials. 

She has spoken at AGMs and for organisations like the Women’s Legal Service QLD.

Bri is represented by Booked Out speakers agency, and if you'd like her to speak at your event or school, just email bookings[at]