Pikihuia 2013 // Short Story Awards

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Just a quick note to say that Huia Short Stories 10 is now out and available for purchase online at  Huia Publishers and bookstores around the country; my story "Sam" is included in the compilation of writing by this year's Pikihuia finalists.

It is a pretty great feeling to see my name in print in a book for the first time; equally exciting was having my award presented to me by the incomparable Patricia Grace, who has long been an inspiration and literary heroine of mine.  The award night at Te Papa was fantastic; I met some amazing people and felt honoured to be among the finalists.

A huge thank you to everyone at Huia and the staff at Te Papa, and congratulations to fellow finalists and the prize-winners (listed here).