- The Australian/Vogel Award 1988
- The Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction 1990
- The Miles Franklin Award 1990
- The Orange Banjo Patterson Award for Fiction 2003
- Pozieres: shortlisted Manning Clark House Cultural Award 2011.
- Energy Intelligence: Bronze Medal eLit Book Awards 2011.
- Tales from A Mountain City: shortlisted Asher Awards 2011, shortlisted William Saroyan International Prize for Literature 2012.
- Rohallion Dawn: shortlisted Dundee Internation Book Prize 2009, longlisted Amazon Manuscript Award 2009.
- The Last Whale: shortlisted Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize 2009
- Digging at the Crossroads of Time: Silver Medal, Independent Publishing Awards (IPPYs)
- The Pilo Family Circus. Winner ABC Book Awards + 4 more Aussie speculative awards, and shortlisted International Horror Guild Award 2011
- Who We Were. Shortlisted ACT Book of the Year 2014
- Amplify. Shortlisted Ned Kelly 1st Book Award 2016
Bryce Fegan 11:25 AM
Hi Tom. Thank you for your work. It looks great - just what I was after. The text is now with an illustrator and I estimate that it will be sent to a designer around mid-March. I have a few more manuscripts to be edited in the new year, so if you're still available, I might contact you again later in the new year. Thanks again.
I've been meaning to write to you about how I incorporated your "thoughts" into the final manuscript. You had many, but the one that really struck me was that I had not respected my compact with the reader. This was made especially worse by the fact that you were right. I was determined to fix that error. So, I rewrote the end. I do think it interesting that the whole edit took me less than two hours. It was as though the story was waiting for me to find it (with your help!)
I do feel very lucky to have you as my editor, Tom. Thanks for your honesty. I'm getting ready to start my next book (which may very well not be a sequel--I haven't decided yet). It's comforting to know that, whatever I decide, you'll be the one helping me get it right.
Julia York ('The God Bride') May 2015.
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