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Anna Spargo-Ryan Anna Spargo-Ryan i(8245365 works by)
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Anna Spargo-Ryanis a writer and strategist based in Melbourne.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 inaugural winner The Horne Prize for the essay 'The Suicide Gene'

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Gulf Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2017 10894885 2017 single work novel

'My mother had morphed into versions of all kinds of boyfriends before Jason. She'd been a cowboy boot wearer and a biker chick and a Liberal voter. She'd been a person who went to raves in the bush and a person who watched horror movies and a person who had to sleep with the fan on. They'd come and go, and she'd snap back to herself. But no one had shattered her the way Jason did.

'When her mother falls for some guy that she met at the supermarket, sixteen-year-old Skye immediately senses danger. Jason is charming but secretive, prone to fits of temper. He comes and goes at all hours. He has strange friends. Soon he has convinced her mother quit her job and come to work with him... whatever he does.

'When Jason persuades Linda that she and her kids should move into his place in Port Flinders - a struggling town in South Australia's Gulf region - Skye and her brother Ben do their best to settle into a new routine. But as Jason's behaviour becomes more unpredictable, and their mother increasingly absent, Skye finds herself forced to make decisions that will change all of their lives for good.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
y separately published work icon The Paper House Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2016 9612305 2016 single work novel

'And then I was pregnant, and we realised we had no space for a baby.

'We looked at all kinds of houses: big, new ones with columns and render; little cottages with beaten weatherboard; a yellow brick monstrosity with a paved yard where there should have been grass. But we were drawn to the rolling water. And our heart stayed behind when we left.

'Heather and Dave have found the perfect place to raise their first child. The house has character, but it's the garden that really makes it: red-faced impatiens, pockmarked gums, six upright pittosporums to keep the neighbours out. It's a jungle. A hiding place. A refuge.

'And then, without warning, that life is over.

'Heartbreaking, fearless, and ablaze with a coruscating beauty all its own, The Paper House tells the story of a woman sinking into the depths of grief, and the desperate efforts of her loved ones to bring her up for air. A sharp-eyed, bittersweet depiction of the love between parents and children, and the havoc that love can wreak.' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
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