Winner at the QLD Literary Awards!

I’m so flattered and excited to have won one of the two 2018 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. The award is worth $10,000 plus $2,500 from the Queensland Writer’s Centre for professional development.

The judge’s comments were:

It is heartening to see a young writer and publisher find their voice, their place in the literary community and in the broader public sphere. Eggshell Skull is an important book for many reasons, not least because of the strength of Bri’s writing, the vital message she drives home, and the conversations happening as a result. Bri’s commitment to supporting other writers via Hot Chicks with Big Brains is also indicative of the heart, creative eye, and vision needed to succeed in an ever-changing industry.

All the information is available here. Particular thanks to Krissy Kneen for accepting the trophy in my absence as I was overseas. Congratulations to the other young writers and publishers on the shortlist:

  • Emily O’Grady

  • Yen-Rong Wong

  • Ella Jeffery

And the other winner, Anna Jacobson.

Bri Lee