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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Laura McPhee-Browne is a writer and social worker who hails from Melbourne, and has lived in Toronto.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 highly commended The Hope Prize Short Story Competition for ‘The Surprise’

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Cherry Beach Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2020 17940537 2020 single work novel

'HETTY and Ness have been best friends since childhood. Hetty is captivating, the life of the party. Ness is a wallflower, hopelessly in love with her.

'Leaving Melbourne to live abroad, they take a room in a share house of creatives in Toronto’s student quarter. Hetty disappears into barkeeping and nightlife, while Ness drifts aimlessly.

'But when Ness finds Faith in the art gallery, an intense affair develops. With friends and a job, at last her life starts to make sense. And Hetty’s starts to fall apart, a mess of bad drugs and bad men.

'As winter freezes the lakeside city, the dark undercurrents of Hetty’s character—abusive relationships, dangerous obsessions—become stronger. Ness may lose the person she loves more than anyone else in the world.

'Cherry Beach is a revelatory and beautifully written story of friendship and desire.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2022 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2021 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2021 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
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