Amy Espeseth i(9 works by) (a.k.a. Amy Ann Espeseth; Amy Ann Espeseth Turner)
Born: Established: Wisconsin,
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1998
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BiographyHistory

Amy Ann Espeseth has been a Master of Arts candidate in Creative Writing in the Department of English with Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne (2005). She grew up in Barron, Wisconsin, USA. In mid-2011 Amy Espeseth took over as publisher of Vignette Press.

Awards for Works

Sufficient Grace , 2009 single work novel

'Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Wisconsin, part of an isolated religious community. The girls' lives are ruled by the rhythms of nature — the harsh winters, the hunting seasons, the harvesting of crops — and by their families' beliefs. Beneath the surface of this closed, frozen world, hidden dangers lurk.

'Then Ruth learns that Naomi harbours a terrible secret. She searches for solace in the mysteries of the natural world: broken fawns, migrating birds, and the strange fish deep beneath the ice. Can the girls' prayers for deliverance be answered?

'Sufficient Grace is a story of lost innocence and the unfailing bond between two young women. It is at once devastating and beautiful, and ultimately transcendent.' (From the publisher's website.)

2014 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2014 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2013 longlisted The Stella Prize
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2013 joint winner APA Book Design Awards The Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Adult fiction
2009 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer