Next time I have a short story nominated for the Aurealis Awards will Somebody. Please. Tell. Me.

And my name is right next to Catherine Jinks, who is the first (and possibly only) author I ever wrote a fan letter to.**

Congratulations to Anna Tambour who won the category, and whose story I will now hunt down because all the ones I have read have touched me very deeply and occasionally left scars.

Okay, it was a  very short story, and I was one among many nominees but still. Obviously I do not google myself enough.

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*Well, realistically, this is me, so it probably isn’t that surprising I didn’t know.

**Second person. Catherine Jinks even replied. A lady in waiting answered the other one.