Sarah Hopkins i(4 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Female
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Hopkins has worked in legal advocacy, including a period as a solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Service. (Publisher's blurb)

Awards for Works

This Picture of You 2014 single work novel

'Martin and Maggie have been together for thirty-seven years. He is a judge and she is a painter. They have a high-flying lawyer son and a much loved grandson. Life is good, comfortable, familiar.

'But one day Martin leaves a family lunch and takes his son's car, driving to a suburb miles away, where he has an accident. No one knows why he was there, not even Martin himself, whose mind starts unravelling. It's clear to Maggie that something from Martin's past is troubling him greatly, and she resolves to find out what it was that drew him there, to that particular street.

'As Maggie attempts to piece together the events of that day, Martin takes refuge in what he can remember, regaling his son with his now-vivid memories of one night in New York more than forty years ago, the night he and Maggie met. As Martin's mind spirals inward, the fabric that has been holding his lifetime of secrets at bay gradually starts to tear, and in the process we also see that the son keeps very similar secrets to his father's. Nothing is what it seems in this searing story of love and betrayal, and a family coming apart at the seams.

'This Picture of You is urgent, gripping, insightful and intoxicating, an unforgettable journey into the heart of a family and the secrets that threaten to tear it apart.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
The Crimes of Billy Fish 2007 single work novel 'Billy Fish is granted parole. After serving three years for a violent robbery, he walks out the prison gates. His life has revolved around drugs, crime and custody, while his sister Rose has lived a structured existence, working and caring for her son. Both Billy and Rose are fighting against their past in different ways, but remain inextricably linked by a harsh childhood.' - back cover
2008 shortlisted South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book
2006 highly commended ABC Fiction Award
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