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Erin Hortle Erin Hortle i(9579912 works by)
Gender: Female
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y separately published work icon The Octopus and I Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 18507439 2020 single work novel

'Lucy and Jem live on the Tasman Peninsula near Eaglehawk Neck, where Lucy is recovering from major surgery. As she tries to navigate her new body through the world, she develops a deep fascination with the local octopuses, and in doing so finds herself drawn towards the friendship of an old woman and her son. As the story unfolds, the octopuses come to shape Lucy's body and her sense of self in ways even she can't quite understand.

'The Octopus and I is a stunning debut novel that explores the wild, beating heart at the intersection of human and animal, love and loss, fear and hope.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2021 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Literary Fiction Book designed by Alissa Dinallo
How Do You Make Them Let You Belong 2017 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Island , no. 151 2017; (p. 21-26)

'Through the casual sexism inherent in Australian surfing culture, Erin Hortle reflects on identity and inclusion.'

2017 winner University of Tasmania Prize University of Tasmania / Island Nonfiction Prize
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