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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Night Street is the passionate story of a young painter, Clarice Beckett, who defies society's strict conventions and indifferent art critics alike and leads an intense private and professional life. With her extraordinary talent for making simple city and seascapes haunting and mysteriously revelatory, Clarice paints prolifically and lives largely, overcoming the seemingly confined existence as the spinster daughter in the parental home.

Night Street began with Thornell's first encounter with the paintings of Melbourne artist Clarice Beckett (1887-1935) at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The subtle power of Clarice's highly atmospheric, enigmatic landscapes enabled her to imagine Clarice's inner life and shape an extraordinary novel.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: In respectful acknowledgement of Clarice Beckett, whose art and life drew me into this dream.
  • Epigraph: To be alone seems at once so natural and yet so un-natural. I've never understood it.

    -Daniel Keene, Two Shanks.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2009
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 243p.
      ISBN: 9781742373362 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Kristel Thorell : Night Street James Tierney , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2012;

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
The Ritual of Vintage Kristel Thornell , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , [Autumn] vol. 70 no. 1 2011; (p. 112-118)
Future in Safe Hands Catherine Keenan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21- 22 May 2011; (p. 28-29)
Inside the Australian Vogel Literary Award Kristel Thornell , Cate Kennedy , 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June/July no. 191 2010; (p. 6-7)
Kristel Thornell interviews Cate Kennedy about the judging process for the Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript). In turn, Kennedy interviews Thornell about her entry in the 2009 Vogel award.
First Strokes of Artistry Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel
Perspectives on History Liam Davison , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 September 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel
History Made in Melbourne James Ley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 September 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Odd Lives Laid Bare Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers 2008 single work novel ; Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 September 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Bittersweet Melanie La'Brooy 2010 single work novel
Obscure Painter Edges Out Bookseller in Prize Draw A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 September 2010; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 September 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Literary Alice Nelson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 September 2010; (p. 6)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Untitled Kabita Dhara , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Poetic Composition Creates Vivid Portrait of Lost Life Johanna Leggatt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 November 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Haunted Tales Jane Gleeson-White , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 201 2010; (p. 38-41)
'If it is possible to assess the current state of Australian literature through a reading of four novels published in September and October 2010...then I'd say Australian fiction is haunted, preoccupied with the past'. p. 38
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
In the Darkness, Painting Imbi Johnston , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 22 no. 2 2010;

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Historical Focus for Vogel Winners Marc McEvoy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 2009; (p. 20)
Colourful Characters Lead Authors to Vogel Award Kim Christian , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 September 2009; (p. 6)
First Strokes of Artistry Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel
Perspectives on History Liam Davison , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 September 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel
History Made in Melbourne James Ley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 September 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Odd Lives Laid Bare Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 5 no. 8 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers 2008 single work novel ; Milk Fever Lisa Reece-Lane 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 September 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Bittersweet Melanie La'Brooy 2010 single work novel
Obscure Painter Edges Out Bookseller in Prize Draw A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 September 2010; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel ; Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 September 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Utopian Man Lisa Lang 2009 single work novel ; Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Literary Alice Nelson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 September 2010; (p. 6)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Untitled Kabita Dhara , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Poetic Composition Creates Vivid Portrait of Lost Life Johanna Leggatt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 28 November 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
In the Darkness, Painting Imbi Johnston , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 22 no. 2 2010;

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Kristel Thorell : Night Street James Tierney , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , December 2012;

— Review of Night Street Kristel Thornell 2009 single work novel
Historical Focus for Vogel Winners Marc McEvoy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 2009; (p. 20)
Colourful Characters Lead Authors to Vogel Award Kim Christian , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 September 2009; (p. 6)
Inside the Australian Vogel Literary Award Kristel Thornell , Cate Kennedy , 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , June/July no. 191 2010; (p. 6-7)
Kristel Thornell interviews Cate Kennedy about the judging process for the Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript). In turn, Kennedy interviews Thornell about her entry in the 2009 Vogel award.
Haunted Tales Jane Gleeson-White , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 201 2010; (p. 38-41)
'If it is possible to assess the current state of Australian literature through a reading of four novels published in September and October 2010...then I'd say Australian fiction is haunted, preoccupied with the past'. p. 38
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
The Ritual of Vintage Kristel Thornell , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Meanjin , [Autumn] vol. 70 no. 1 2011; (p. 112-118)
Future in Safe Hands Catherine Keenan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21- 22 May 2011; (p. 28-29)
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