2016 – Tasmanian Writing Award, for the story No Man is an Island
2015 – Victorian Community History Award for Ned KellyUnder the Microscope
2015 – ACT Writing and Publishing Award, for Uncle Adolf
2010 – Shortlisted for the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards, for Futures Trading.
2008 – Antarctic Arts Fellowship.
2006 – Queensland Premier’s Award (Steele Rudd Short Story anthology), for a Funny Thing Happened at 27,000 Feet.
2004 – Short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Award (Steele Rudd Short Story anthology award), for the Princess of Cups.
1999 – ACT Chief Minister’s Book of the Year Award for Unwritten Histories.
1998 – First Prize in the Max Harris Literary Awards, the story Ned Kelly’s Son.
1997 – Canberra Critics Circle award for literature.
1994 – Short-listed for the Australian/Vogel Award for an unpublished manuscript for Of One Blood.