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Katherine Brabon Katherine Brabon i(8521892 works by)
Born: Established: Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Katherine Brabon studied history at Oxford and Russian in St Petersburg. Her writing has appeared in The Mays and Carbon Culture Review, and she has been a doctoral student at Monash University.

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Personal Awards

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $10,000.00

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Memory Artist Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2016 9511835 2016 single work novel

'How can hope exist when the past is so easily forgotten?

'Pasha Ivanov is a child of the Freeze, born in Moscow during Brezhnev's repressive rule over the Soviet Union. As a small child, Pasha sat at the kitchen table night after night as his parents and their friends gathered to preserve the memory of terrifying Stalinist violence, and to expose the continued harassment of dissidents.

'When Gorbachev promises glasnost, openness, Pasha, an eager twenty-four year old, longs to create art and to carry on the work of those who came before him. He writes; falls in love. Yet that hope, too, fragments and by 1999 Pasha lives a solitary life in St Petersburg. Until a phone call in the middle of the night acts as a summons both to Moscow and to memory.

'Through recollections and observation, Pasha walks through the landscapes of history, from concrete tower suburbs, to a summerhouse during Russia's white night summers, to haunting former prison camps in the Arctic north. Pasha's search to find meaning leads him to assemble a fractured story of Russia's traumatic past.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2017 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
2016 winner The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
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