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Jacinta Halloran Jacinta Halloran i(A108767 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Jacinta Halloran's first career was medicine (as a GP). She studied writing with Antoni Jach at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Her first published work was 'Finding Joshua' a short story published in Australian Doctor, in 2005.

Source: http://wheelercentre.com/dailies/post/35750f74f337/ (Sighted 8/11/2012)

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Jacinta Halloran is a Stella Prize Schools Program speaker.

Awards for Works

The Pilgrimage 2012 single work novel

'At forty-nine, Celeste has long renounced the religion of her childhood. Yet she finds herself reluctantly accompanying her mother and sister to a pilgrimage site in Romania, where her devout mother seeks a miracle — a cure for her terminal illness.

'As Celeste tries to come to terms with her mother's impending decline, she realises she has to confront the unspoken conflicts embedded in the foundations of her family. Away from her husband, she must also face her fear of what the future holds for them both.

'Full of compassion, warmth and grace, Pilgrimage is a powerful meditation on how our personal histories haunt us, and an affirmation of the hope and sustenance that may be found in our imperfect families.' (From the publisher's website.)

2014 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
Dissection 2007 single work novel 'Doctor Anna McBride's life is starting to unravel. The mother of two boys and a dedicated GP, she is being sued for medical negligence - a case of delayed diagnosis. Anna's day-to-day work becomes increasingly difficult as she starts to scrutinise her every action and question her worth. Deeply ashamed of her mistake, she retreats into family life, only to find that her husband seems preoccupied with a younger colleague. As the date for mediation draws closer and the lawyers' demands become ever more pressing, Anna also vaguely senses someone else's cries for attention - someone who wishes her harm.' (Publisher's blurb)
2007 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer
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