Gretchen Shirm i(28 works by)
Born: Established: 1979 Kiama, Kiama area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Shirm received the D. J. O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship for Emergent Writers in 2009. She holds a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Sydney and her fiction has appeared in literary journals. She currently lives in Sydney, where she works as a lawyer.

Awards for Works

Having Cried Wolf 2010 selected work short story

'Small towns harbour secrets. Rising, receding and returning like the tides lapping the fictional coastal town of Kinsale, the stories in this collection revolve around Alice and Grace, friends since childhood, who grow to live vastly different lives.

Weaving in and around these women is a lattice of interconnecting stories drawing in their husbands, families, neighbours and strangers, each linked to one another by fate or circumstance. Having Cried Wolf is a contemplative and affecting collection - one that marks the arrival of an original literary talent.' (From the publisher's website.)

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
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