Emma Ashmere i(22 works by) (a.k.a. Emma Dorothy Ashmere)
Also writes as: Emma Hartwood ; Emma Hopton
Born: Established: 1964 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

'Emma Ashmere has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, and a PhD in English from La Trobe University. She currently (2011) lives in northern New South Wales.'

Source: Biography courtesy of author.

For additional works not individually indexed on AustLit, see Notes.

Notes

  • Emma Ashmere has also published the following works, which are not individually indexed on AustLit:

    • 'Delma's Collection', Artlink: Taste Meets Kitsch, Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, 15.4 (1995): 35-36.
    • 'The House of Asha' (flash fiction), second place in the Inner City Life Short Story Competition (2011) from the Australian Writers Network. (Story available here: http://www.irinadunn.com.au/inner-city-life-2011-winners).
  • In addition to reviews individually indexed on AustLit, the following reviews of Emma Ashmere's work has also appeared:

    • Lisa Walker, 'Local Author’s Debut Novel Impresses' [review of The Floating Garden], Northern Rivers Echo, 21 May 2015, p.20.
    • Cameron Woodhead, 'In Short Fiction', Spectrum [SMH], 16-17 May 2015, p.32.

Awards for Works

The Floating Garden : A Novel 2015 single work novel

'Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey, landlady by day, gardening writer by night, is set to lose everything. Only the faith in the book she’s writing, and hopes for a garden of her own, stave off despair. As the tight-knit community splinters and her familiar world crumbles, Ellis relives her escape to the city at sixteen, landing in the unlikely care of self-styled theosophist Minerva Stranks.

'When artist Rennie Howarth knocks on her door seeking refuge from a stifling upper-class life and an abusive husband, Ellis glimpses a chance to fulfil her dreams. The future looms uncertain while the past stays uncannily in pursuit.

'This beautiful novel evokes the hardships and the glories of Sydney’s past and tells the little-known story of those made homeless to make way for the famous bridge. Peopled by bohemians and charlatans, earthy folk and fly-by-nighters, The Floating Garden is about shedding secrets, seizing second chances, and finding love amongst the ruins.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 shortlisted Most Underrated Book Award
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