Dorothy Simmons i(32 works by) (a.k.a. Dotty Simmons)
Born: Established: 1950
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Northern Ireland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
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Dorothy Simmons emigated from Northern Ireland as a young adult. In addition to being a writer, Simmons is a teacher of English. She has written plays, short stories, novels and teaching notes and is currently (2011) studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.

Awards for Works

Living like a Kelly : A Novel 2015 single work novel historical fiction

'Greta, Victoria, 1911.

A thunder-storm forces journalist Brian Cookson to seek shelter at a roadside cottage; he is taken in by three little girls and the old woman they call Gran. Cookson starts to explain that he has to write a story about Dan Kelly and Steve Hart of the Kelly Gang being alive and well in South Africa. The old woman spins round and glares.

' "Lies, lies, lies!"

'Cookson is dumbfounded.

"But how can you know?"

"I am his mother."

'Will she ever trust a newspaper man with the truth about living like a Kelly?' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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