Kim Mahood i(30 works by)
Born: Established: 1953 ;
Gender: Female
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Kim Mahood is a writer and artist based in Wamboin near Canberra. She grew up in Central Australia and on Tanami Downs Station, and has maintained strong connections with the Warlpiri traditional owners of the station and with the families of the Walmajarri stockmen who worked with her family. She continues to spend several months each year in the Tanami and Great Sandy Desert region, working on cultural and environmental mapping projects with Aboriginal traditional owners.

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Personal Awards

2013 winner Peter Blazey Fellowship to support a work-in-progress
2002-2003 Varuna Writers' Retreat Fellowship
Centenary Medal For service to Australian society and literature

Awards for Works

The Accident Australian Book Review , October no. 355 2013 single work short story
2013 shortlisted ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Craft for a Dry Lake 2000 single work autobiography In Craft for a Dry Lake, Kim Mahood embarks on an extraordinary journey to her heartland - the outback of her youth. Compelled to revisit the haunts of her childhood by the tragic death of her father, Kim seeks to lay his ghost to rest, but instead finds herself faced with many of her own. Her adventures are interwoven with the echoes of childhood memories and peopled by an intriguing cast of outback characters. At times the lines between past and present become blurred as a daughter travels in the footsteps of her father, searching for a sense of place in this landscape she once called home. (Source: Trove)
2001 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
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