It was great fun to go to Melbourne for the 2018 MUBA announcement. Plane Tree Drive was in exceptional company with the other shortlisted books. Both Gwen by Goldie Goldbloom and Living in Hope by Frank Byrne with Frances Coghlan and Gerard Waterford are exceptional books. Living In Hope was the winner of the award, and deservedly so. It was very moving to hear from the late Frank Byrne’s family about their family story.