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Eleanor Limprecht Eleanor Limprecht i(A104805 works by)
Gender: Female
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Eleanor Limprecht is a free-lance journalist and sub-editor. In 2007 she was completing her MA in Writing at UTS, and in 2017, she worked as a sessional academic at UTS.

In 2020, she was the recipient of a Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship from the Australian Society of Authors.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2023 recipient Varuna Fellowships Varuna Residential Fellowships for her memoir ‘Eye Teeth’
2020 recipient Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship for 'The Coast'.
2020-2021 longlisted Adaptable (Queensland Writers Centre)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon What Was Left Collingwood : Sleepers Publishing , 2013 6367255 2013 single work novel

'When Rachel is pregnant with Lola, she imagines motherhood will involve pushing her sleeping infant in a pram through sun-dappled parks, suffused with the purest love she has ever felt. Then she gives birth to a screaming, colicky child in a country far from home.

'Feeling isolated and unsupported, she is plagued with thoughts of hurting her daughter. This is the story of what happens next.

'Lola is angry. Lola is hungry. Lola spits the dummy that Rachel offers up, screams louder. A man in a suit walking past gives her a look. A shut-up-your-baby kind of look.

'"Oh Lola", Rachel says, and grits her teeth to the hard slats of the bench, the painful pull of Lola's mouth. She blinks away the watery world. Above, the currawong starts up again. That eerie, weary echoing song.

'Lola doesn't look up, just works her jaw, her mouth, one hand rested on Rachel's chest. Her fingers are as wide as they will spread, as if to say, you - all of this - everything - mine.

'Limprecht writes a very different portrayal of the person who is so frequently the villain in our culture: the mother who abandons her child. Dark, honest and true, this is an extraordinary novel about parenthood and identity. ' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
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