Q&A with CBdlA author Brooke Dunnell

September 19, 2020By Spineless Wonders ~teamCarmel_Bird_Digital_Literary_Award, interviews, The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, THE COLUMN

In this post, Bridgette Sulicich and Dahlia Mikha interview Brooke Dunnell about her award-winning short story collection, Female(s and) Dogs. Brooke talks about the importance of creating complex characters, about the origins of some of the stories in her collection. She answers the key questions of why dogs and why female dogs and shares her … Read More

Q&A with CBdlA author Katerina Cosgrove

September 18, 2020By Spineless Wonders ~teamCarmel_Bird_Digital_Literary_Award, interviews, The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, THE COLUMN

In this post, Spineless Wonders’ Bridgette Sulicich and Dahlia Mikha quiz Katerina Cosgrove about her award-winning novella Zorba The Buddha – about the challenges of fictionalising real people and events and what initially drew her to the story of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers. You will learn how Cosgrove goes about researching  and overcoming … Read More

Q&A with 2020 CBdlA author Michalia Arathimos

September 17, 2020By Spineless Wonders ~teamCarmel_Bird_Digital_Literary_Award, interviews, The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, THE COLUMN

In this post, Bridgette Sulicich and Dahlia Mikha from Spineless Wonders ask our latest author, Michalia Arathimos about her award-winning short story collection, Apologia, about the challenges of tackling tough topics, about writing from different points of view and about the influence of her Greek heritage on her writing. In this fascinating and wide-ranging interview … Read More

Arathimos, Cosgrove and Dunnell take out 2020 Carmel Bird Awards

September 15, 2020By Spineless Wonders ~teamNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, THE COLUMN

We are excited to announce the results of the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Top honours go to Michalia Arathimos  for her short-story collection Apologia with runner up status is conferred on Katerina Cosgrove for her novella, Zorba The Buddha and Brooke Dunnell for her debut collection, Female(s and) Dogs. Our prize judge Justin … Read More

2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award winners announced

September 9, 2019By Bronwyn_MehanShop, The Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, THE COLUMN

Spineless Wonders is very pleased to announce that Tanya Vavilova has won the 2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for her short-story collection Grub. Congratulations also to our two finalists in this year’s award: Megan McGrath for her short story collection All Hands and James Hughes for his short story collection Understanding Almost Nothing of the World. … Read More