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Holly Ringland Holly Ringland i(6848791 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Holly Ringland grew up on the east coast of Australia. when she was nine, her family began two years on the road in the United States, inspiring her lifelong interest in cultures, landscapes and stories.

In her early twenties, she worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. In 2009, Ringland moved to England, where she subsequently gained her MA in creative writing from The University of Manchester. As of 2017, she lives between Australia and the UK.

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y separately published work icon The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart Australia : Fourth Estate , 2018 12341482 2018 single work novel

'The most enchanting debut novel of 2018, this is an irresistible, deeply moving and romantic story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength.

'An enchanting and captivating novel, about how our untold stories haunt us - and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

'After her family suffers a tragedy, nine-year-old Alice Hart is forced to leave her idyllic seaside home. She is taken in by her grandmother, June, a flower farmer who raises Alice on the language of Australian native flowers, a way to say the things that are too hard to speak.

'Under the watchful eye of June and the women who run the farm, Alice settles, but grows up increasingly frustrated by how little she knows of her family's story. In her early twenties, Alice's life is thrown into upheaval again when she suffers devastating betrayal and loss. Desperate to outrun grief, Alice flees to the dramatically beautiful central Australian desert. In this otherworldly landscape Alice thinks she has found solace, until she meets a charismatic and ultimately dangerous man.

'Spanning two decades, set between sugar cane fields by the sea, a native Australian flower farm, and a celestial crater in the central desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows Alice's unforgettable journey, as she learns that the most powerful story she will ever possess is her own.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover
2019 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2019 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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