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Kim E. Anderson Kim E. Anderson i(25666949 works by)
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Kim Anderson has worked for a variety of publishing and media proprietors, and is the founder of social media site, thereadingroom.com, now Bookstr

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y separately published work icon The Prize Neutral Bay : Pantera Press , 2023 25666969 2023 single work novel

'When two artists enter the 1943 Archibald Prize, a scandal erupts that grips not only the art world, but the nation. A poignant love story with shattering consequences, inspired by real-life events.

''Is that what you want to do? Peer into my soul and capture my flaws, for all to see?'

'As World War II draws to a close, Australian society is still deeply conservative. Homosexuality is illegal and the scourge of Modernism is infecting Australian art.

'When William Dobell paints a portrait of lover and fellow artist Joshua Smith, he is awarded Australia's most prestigious art prize. However, Dobell's celebration is cut short after a protest is lodged by his competitors, who claim the painting is a caricature. Both artist and sitter soon find themselves in the glare of the spotlight when a court case to determine the matter turns into a public spectacle.

'Bill and Joshua's relationship is put under pressure and at risk of being exposed as they are caught in a world where they must choose between love and art—between acceptance and exile.' (Publication summary)

2024 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2024 shortlisted MUD Literary Prize
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