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Emma Batchelor Emma Batchelor i(21672533 works by)
Gender: Female
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Canberra-based writer, who won the Vogel for her manuscript Now That I See You: described as 'autofiction', the novel draws closely on Batchelor's life.

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winner for 'Now That I See You'.

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y separately published work icon Now That I See You Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2021 21695577 2021 single work novel

'"In those first moments, that admission felt precious to me: it was something that I alone had been deemed worthy enough to carry and I was grateful. I was grateful to finally know, but I still couldn't speak."

'Something was wrong, she knew it, but she was entirely unprepared for what he would tell her.

'Viewed through the lens of a relationship breakdown after one partner discloses to the other that they are transgender, this autofiction spans eighteen months: from the moments of first discovery, through the eventual disintegration of their partnership, to the new beginnings of independence.

'In diaries and letters, Now That I See You unfolds a love story that, while often messy and uncomfortable, is a poignant and personal exploration of identity, gender, love and grief.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 winner The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
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