Kristel Thornell i(11 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Kristel Thornell has lived in Australia, Italy, Mexico, Canada and the United States. She won an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship. She has undertaken postgraduate work at Adelaide University.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Night Street 2009 single work novel historical fiction

'Night Street is the passionate story of a young painter, Clarice Beckett, who defies society's strict conventions and indifferent art critics alike and leads an intense private and professional life. With her extraordinary talent for making simple city and seascapes haunting and mysteriously revelatory, Clarice paints prolifically and lives largely, overcoming the seemingly confined existence as the spinster daughter in the parental home.

Night Street began with Thornell's first encounter with the paintings of Melbourne artist Clarice Beckett (1887-1935) at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The subtle power of Clarice's highly atmospheric, enigmatic landscapes enabled her to imagine Clarice's inner life and shape an extraordinary novel.' (Publisher's blurb)

2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2011 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2011 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2010 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards Barbara Ramsden Award Awarded to the author, Kristel Thornell and the publisher's editor, Clara Finlay.
2009 joint winner The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript) Joint winner with Utopian Man by Lisa Lang.
Last amended 14 Dec 2011
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