Angels Can Fly has been nominated for both an Australian and a New Zealand writing Award, because of its distinctive blend of fiction, autobiography, biography, theory and exercises.
The book is a contestant in the Innovation in Writing category of the Festival Awards For Literature in South Australia, which is a national award recognising innovation in writing.
The award is open to published books which depart from conventional use of genre by borrowing elements from a number of genres such as fiction, non-fiction, biography, autobiography, poetry or cultural criticism.
Angels Can Fly has also been nominated for the Reference and Anthology section of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards.
"The purpose of this award is to reward excellence in reference of anthology books. Included in this category are books by a single author which bring together writings in more than one genre, and anthologies of work by two or more authors in any genre. Judges will look for a well written book with sound documentary research and/or creative insight."
The winners of the South Australian Award will be announced in March, and of the NZ Book Awards in July 2006.