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Aden Rolfe is a writer, editor and radiomaker. His poetry has appeared in Best Australian Poems 2011, Overland and Best Australian Poetry 2009, and his radio works have been broadcast on ABC Radio National.

Personal Awards

2012 Literature Board Grants Grants for Emerging Writers $10,000 for writing for performance.
2012 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Anamnesis a poetry and poetics project exploring false nostalgia, memory and narrative

Awards for Works

A Thoroughly Wet Mess 2015 series - publisher radio play mystery historical fiction

'THE MYSTERY In 1872, the crew of the Mary Celeste goes missing at sea, never to be heard from again. The ship doesn’t sink, the cargo is found intact and there’s no sign of foul play. So what happened to them?

'This is just what our characters intend to find out. Enter Sophie and Marc Marshall, descendants of the captain of the Celeste. They’ve been invited aboard the Mary Celeste II, a replica of her namesake, to recreate their ancestors’ fateful voyage. Once they set sail, however, it’s clear that something’s afoot. Or afloat.

'Will they discover what happened to the Mary Celeste before they succumb to the same fate? What’s the captain hiding in the hold? And what about that stowaway?' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original
Like a Writing Desk 2014 single work radio play

'Are crows smarter than chimpanzees? Can they solve riddles? And why exactly is a raven like a writing desk? This dark comedy profiles Bella Radcliffe, a curator assembling an exhibition entitled ‘True Crow’, alongside Charles and Grace Brenner, a young couple whose house is being overrun by a flock of crows. Their stories are linked not just by the presence of these birds, but by that of Derek Castenada, Bella’s keynote speaker. A self-styled crow-chaser, Derek offers to augur a solution to the Brenners’ problem, but he’s soon gone missing, on the trail of the mythical crow-child, Reagan Ayres. The drama culminates in the opening night of ‘True Crow’, as we await Derek’s triumphal – or tragic – return.'

Source: ABC website (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/like-a-writing-desk/5481664). (Sighted: 14/9/2015)

2015 winner AWGIE Awards Radio Award Original Broadcast
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