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Brendan Colley Brendan Colley i(17974233 works by)
Gender: Male
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Brendan Colley settled in Tasmania in c.2009, and is based in Hobart, where he works in education.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 longlisted Griffith Review Emerging Voices GREW Prize
winner for 'The Signal Line'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Signal Line Yarraville : Transit Lounge , 2022 24267223 2022 single work novel

'Winner of the Unpublished Manuscript Prize, Tasmanian Premier's Literary Awards

'Brothers Geo and Wes are testing their relationship now that their parents have passed away. Geo and Wes rarely agree on anything, especially not the sale of the Hobart family home. Geo needs the money to finance his musical career in Italy. For Wes the house represents the memory of their father, and what it means to live an honest, working life.

'But then a ghost train appears in Hobart, often on the tram tracks that once existed, along with the Swedish man who has been pursuing it for 40 years.

'Everyone it seems is chasing their dreams. Or are they running from the truth?

'The Signal Line is a warm-hearted, unforgettable novel about what we are all searching for, even when our personal dreams and aspirations have collapsed: love and acceptance.' (Publication summary)

2023 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Fiction
2022 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Book of the Year
The Signal Life 2020 single work short story
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 69 2020; (p. 60-69)
2019 winner Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmanian Literary Awards University of Tasmania Prize
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