Patti Miller, in conversation with Caroline Baum, said that in order to get memoir published  nowadays, 'You have to have a sensational story or you have to be an exceptionally good writer' and she cited the likes of Kristina Olsson's Boy, Lost and Biff Ward's In My Mother's Hands as 'recent fine examples'.

Awards

In My Mother's Hands has been:

  • Short-listed for the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Non-fiction 2016

  •  Short-listed for the NSW Premier's Douglas Stewart Award for Non-fiction for 2015

  • Long-listed for The Stella Prize for 2015

  • Winner, Canberra Critics' Circle Award for 2014

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Awards

three's company won the Friendly St/ Wakefield Press poetry award for 1991 and was launched at Adelaide Writers' Week in 1992.