Jillian Sullivan | Awards


Awards & Honours

  • 2018 – Winner, Juncture Memoir Contest, America and 2018 Winner of the Elyne Mitchell Writing Award for Non-fiction, Australia.
  • 2017: NZSA Peter and Diane Beatson Fellowship for a senior writer
  • 2016 Takahe Prize for Poetry
  • 2014: London Book Festival Honourable Mention for a Spiritual Book, A Guide to Creating (http://www.londonbookfestival.com/)
  • 2011 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems, how to live it.
  • 2011 Student City Arts and Cultural Awards, Outstanding Single Achievement in the Arts.
  • 2011 Fishing from the Boat Ramp selected for The Great New Zealand eBook scheme.
  • 2006 Children’s Literature Foundation of NZ Notable Book for 2006, What About Bo?
  • 2005 Maurice Gee Prize for Children’s Writing, The Secret About Knowing Everything. (Manuscript in progress) Victoria University.
  • 2003 Tom Fitzgibbon Award,  Shreve’s Promise
  • 2002 Sunday Star Times Short Story Award, runner up,  – Getting On
  • 1999 Highlights Fiction Award, USA
  • 1998 Highlights Fiction Award, USA


  • Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship 2007
  • Highlights Foundation Scholarship to USA 1997
  • Certificate of Achievement awarded by Nelson City Council, 1989