- 1990: Miles Franklin Award. Shortlisted for I for Isobel
- 1993: Patrick White Award (1993) and the
- 2000: The Age Book of the Year Award Fiction Prize. '
- 2000: Miles Franklin Award. Shortlisted for Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop
- 2002: Posthumously awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM0 for, "service to Australian literature as a novelist, poet and short story writer, and as a mentor to younger writers".
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