The Beloved won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for an Emerging Queensland author as well the Nita B Kibble Award. It was also shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. At age 5, Annah and her family moved to Port Moresby, and the setting of The Beloved is informed by her experiences growing up there.

Annah and her husband now live on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and spend extended time in the South Island of New Zealand.