Maggie Joel i(13 works by) (a.k.a. Margaret Joel)
Born: Established: 1966 Hertfordshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Maggie Joel has studied in UK and Australia, including at Macquarie University where she was a joint winner of the 1998 Marjorie Robertson Prize, awarded for proficiency in creative writing. Joel has published short stories and has been a staff writer with Campaign magazine. .

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Awards for Works

The Second-Last Woman in England 2010 single work novel historical fiction

'In London's South Kensington, in the austere years immediately following the end of the war, Mrs Harriet Wallis is convicted of the murder of her husband, Cecil, and is sentenced to death by hanging. Leading a pampered if conventional existence, the Wallises appear to have a contented life. However, when the police turn up at the front door on the day the new nanny arrives, the first of a chain of events that will culminate in Cecil's murder is begun.

'Set in a post-War period when a well-to-do British family's existence - both outside and inside the house - is ruled by a strict set of conventions, The Second-last Woman in England explores the depth of emotions that are always there in every family but rarely surface. And what happens when they do.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award
A Mile from Grapple X Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000 single work short story
2001 winner Patricia Hackett Prize
In Search of Lost Angels Westerly , November vol. 45 no. 2000 single work short story
2001 winner Patricia Hackett Prize
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