Daisy Utemorrah Award 2021

August 28, 2021

We are excited to announce that we won the 2021 Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Manuscript at the State Library of Western Australia Book Awards.

Dirran is the sequel to our award winning debut novella, Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018). Mia schools away in the big city and must overcome homesickness, culture shock and many more challenges.

In every school talk that we do one of the frequently asked questions is always ‘will you write another Black Cockatoo book?’- well now the answer is yes! And we even have a date to publish in 2023!

We were shortlisted for our book, Tracks of the Missing, in 2019 and will be so happy to see that YA suspense thriller in March 2022. Carl was then shortlisted for the Fellowship in 2020 but did not win. It is exciting to finally have a won in this Awards!

Congratulations to Natasha Leslie for her shortlisting alongside us for her text ‘Home is Calling’- we can not wait to read it in print in the future.


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