Miles Franklin Award 2012
Newcomer of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2012
Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards
Literary Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2012
The Indie Awards 2012
ABA's Bookseller's Choice Award 2012
2012 Dobbie Award
Berlin Literature Festival, September 2013
Favel will be appearing at the Berlin Literature Festival on September 6th and 7th to support the launch of the German publication of 'Past the Shallows' ('Jenseits der Untiefen'). For more information please visit www.literaturfestival.com.
National Bookshop Day 2013
As part of National Book Day 2013, Favel will be working behind the counter on August 10th at 12pm at 'Pages and Pages' bookstore, 878 Military Rd, Mosman Junction NSW.
"Bookshops are a place where everyone is welcome, where it's free to enter and be surrounded by new and old authors. A bookshop is a place where ideas abound, new writers and new readers are nurtured, conversations happen and friendships bloom. You can still hold a book in your hand, enjoy the true sensory pleasure of what books have to offer and you can talk with a bookseller who is passionate about what they do every day. Bookshops and booksellers are worth celebrating and this is the day to come out and say "Hi! We need you and we love what you do for our communities." ‐ Fiona Stager – Avid Reader
"Throughout Australia, hundreds of bookshops will be holding events and having activities, or simply saying thank you to the readers, writers, libraries and schools that support them. Though we do it every day of the year, it is a specific occasion where we can celebrate the unique place that bookshops have in the community, and celebrate their role in the local community, and the myriad of ways in which they contribute to the local economy, and to Australian culture and society." – Joel Becker, CEO Australian Booksellers Association
For more details please visit bitethebook.com.
Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012
20 October, 2012
Past the shallows has been shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012. A public exhibition of the finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 and the Best Writing Award 2012 will be held at Federation Square between 5 and 19 November 2012.
Voting for the $5,000 Civic Choice Award 2012 will commence on 5th September when the 2012 finalists in each category are announced. The Civic Choice Award 2012 will be given to one finalist with the highest number of public votes.
Votes can be made using the online voting form, available at this website or in the finalist catalogue, which will be available at the Federation Square exhibition in November. Voting for the Civic Choice Award 2012 will close at the end of the Federation Square exhibition on 19 November.
For further details, please click here.
2012 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship
10 October, 2012
Favel has been awarded the 2012 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. She will be setting sail soon on the ship as it heads to remote Davis station on a resupply trip. Favel will be using the trip to research aspects of her second novel which is currently in development. For more details, please click here.
Miles Franklin 2012 Shortlist
03 May, 2012
Favel has been shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award. To see the full shortlist, please click here.