Ashley Hay i(69 works by)
Born: Established: 1971 ;
Gender: Female
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Ashley Hay has won several awards for her short stories - both in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked for The Independent Monthly, the University of London, and the Bulletin. Her first book, The Secret is a biography about the marriage of Annabella Millbanke and Lord Byron.

Awards for Works

The Railwayman's Wife 2013 single work novel 'In a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story. In Thirroul, in 1948, people chase their dreams through the books in the railway's library. Anikka Lachlan searches for solace after her life is destroyed by a single random act. Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle with the same question: how now to be alive.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2014 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2014 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award
2013 joint winner Colin Roderick Award With Stephen Edgar's Eldershaw.
The Body in the Clouds 2010 single work novel

'What if you looked up at just the right moment and saw - out of the corner of your eye - something unexpected? What if it was something so marvellous, so extraordinary, that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one extraordinary moment - a man falling from the sky, and surviving - and of three men who see it, in different ways and different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the late 1700s, a bridgeworker in the 1930s, an expatriate banker returning home in the early 21st century: all three are transformed by one magical event. All are searching for the same thing: how to understand what it means to call a place home, and how be able to tell when you get there.

The Body in the Clouds is a luminous novel about the power of story: the stories that define who and where we are. And the stories we tell - and have told, and will tell - for the people we love.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2011 shortlisted South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2010 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
Firespell 1994 single work short story
1994 winner Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Prose
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