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Amanda Niehaus Amanda Niehaus i(11594408 works by) (a.k.a. Amanda C. Niehaus)
Gender: Female
Heritage: American ; Australian
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Amanda Niehaus is an American-Australian biologist and writer, working as an Australian Research Council fellow in the Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. 

The Breeding Season (2019) is her first novel.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize for 'Genesis: A Field Study'.
2019-2020 shortlisted Adaptable (Queensland Writers Centre)
2018 winner Australian Society of Authors Mentorship ASA Mentorship Emerging Writers

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Breeding Season Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2019 16619915 2019 single work novel

'The rains come to Brisbane just as couple Elise and Dan descend into grief. Elise, a scientist, believes that isolation and punishing fieldwork will heal her pain. Dan, a writer, questions the truths of his life, and looks to art for answers. Worlds apart, Elise and Dan must find a way to forgive themselves and each other before it's too late.

An astounding debut novel that forensically and poetically explores the intersections of art and science, sex and death, and the heartbreaking complexity of love. The Breeding Season marks the arrival of a thrilling new talent in Australian literature.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 finalist Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
Breeding Season 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Spring vol. 228 no. 2017; (p. 26-30)

'It's pre-dawn, all dark. Breeding season. Elise wakes just before her alarm goes off, skin sharp in the cold air. She tugs the blankets back across her body, curls her knees in and lets herself - for a moment - think of Dan asleep at home in Brisbane, long limbs spidered into all the corners of their bed. In her mind, she sits across from him and kiss-counts the freckles on his shoulder. On his nose. His beard tickles her chin. He exhales warm air through his damp gap mouth and he will never know it, how she runs her hand across his clavicle, sternum, ribs as he sleeps; how she traces the lines of his wrist and hip where the flesh is thinnest, where she might so easily push in.' (Introduction)

2017 winner The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
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