This Taste for Silence is back from the printers, and I'm delighted to share the cover. My collection will be first launched at Avid Reader bookshop, West End, Brisbane, on Tuesday night, June 4th. If you can attend the launch - and you're very welcome! - there's a link here for free registration.
Off you go! Final edit done. 'This Taste for Silence' short story collection has gone to the printers. Feeling happy, anxious and tired all at once!
I'm honoured to have two of my flash fiction pieces, 'The Way it Sounds' and 'The News' in Bath Flash Fiction's latest anthology. This is a fantastic collection of stories. Talking of things left and found, this is all that's left of my front lawn. No rain, searing hot days. It will come back to life again when it does rain. Australian grass has to be tough.
You can buy Things Left and Found from the Bath Flash Fiction Award site via the link below:
My flash fiction piece has made it through to the shortlist for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. I won this award last year, so it's great to be back in with another chance. Last year's winning piece, 'Tying the Boats', was nominated for The Best Small Fictions and was one of just 53 pieces chosen by guest editor, Aimee Bender. A real thrill.
I'm delighted to see my flash fiction title on the long list for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. This is a big contest, attracting some fantastic flash writers from around the world. so it's great to be in with a chance.
Amanda O'Callaghan is an award-winning writer of short stories and flash fiction. She has been published and won awards in Australia, Ireland and the UK.
Queensland Literary Fellowship
I am honoured to have been one of three recipients of a Queensland Writers Fellowship (2016). Congratulations to my fellow awardees: Trent Jamieson and Pamela Rushby