Project Leader of Remix My Lit (and erstwhile CCau staffer) Amy Vought Barker has been awarded the Emerging Writer award at this year’s Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards for her manuscript Omega Park.
It’s a tale of growth and change, focusing on two teenagers living on the Gold Coast. Here’s a good review from blogger Literaryminded. A few of the CCau staffers went to a reading today, and it was fabulous – I actually teared up.
Best of all, as part of the award Amy has received a publishing contract, so Omega Park will soon be on the shelves at bookshops across Australia. Watch this space for further news of Amy’s sure-to-be-meteoric career.