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Tanya Vavilova Tanya Vavilova i(8953439 works by)
Gender: Female
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Tanya Vavilova's essays and short fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Seizure, Archer, The Lifted Brow, Visible Ink and The UTS Anthology. Her first book, We Are Speaking in Code, was published by Brio Books in 2020.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction for Plant Life
2020 longlisted Peter Carey Short Story Award for 'Jobs Galore'.
2020 shortlisted Viva La Novella Award for 'Sick Bay'.

Awards for Works

Motel 47 2019 single work prose
— Appears in: Meniscus , vol. 7 no. 2 2019;
2019 winner The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund Prose
y separately published work icon Grub and Other Short Stories Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2019 17319201 2019 selected work short story

'Grub brings its focus to those things we don’t see, to the people on the edges of society who might be a little “grubby”. Its setting is Sydney’s inner west, in a not-too-distant future, where the looming concerns of today (like climate change and capitalism) have come to pass, and subsistence is commonplace. They range from light-hearted, such as ‘Grub’, where an obsession to cleanliness is taken to extremes, to much darker. In ‘Carpark’, a young queer boy is beaten up, watched by a couple from the safety of their apartment, and ‘Whipped Cream’ is a Handmaid’s Tale-type dystopia, with references to breeding and silver vans. Peopled with odd individuals, Grub examines our humanity (and sometimes, lack of) in extreme circumstances.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner The Carmel Bird Award
Artichoke Hearts 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , March no. 23 2019;
2018 winner Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize
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