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Deborah Robertson Deborah Robertson i(A10972 works by)
Born: Established: 1959 Bridgetown, Bridgetown - Nannup area, Bridgetown - Manjimup area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Robertson completed a degree in Creative Writing at the Curtin University of Technology and then went on to teach in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Murdoch University. She spent some of the 1980s in London, working as a journalist, when she decided to return to Australia to write. She started with poetry then moved to short stories, some of which were also published overseas.

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y separately published work icon Careless Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2006 Z1274224 2006 single work novel (taught in 1 units) 'Eight-year-old Pearl tries very hard to get things right. She watches over her small brother and manages her mother's happiness, while carefully guarding her private passions. But the events of a summer's day are about to change Pearl's life, and nothing may ever be right again. In a cooler, greener suburb, Sonia is learning to live alone after the death of her husband, and at the edge of the city, close to the beaches, the young artist Adam Logan is hoping that his recent celebrity will open the doors to a new life. In ways connected but unforeseen, Pearl's tragedy will soon affect the worlds of these two strangers. Combining the intimacy of a family's heartache, with the suspense of a thriller, Careless is a gripping, seductive novel about the ties of caring and responsibility, that are formed, and broken, in our society. It is a novel about our times.' (Backcover)
2008 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2007 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Fiction Prize
2007 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2007 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2007 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2007 longlisted International Awards Women's Prize for Fiction (UK)
2007 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2007 shortlisted South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book
2006 winner Colin Roderick Award
2006 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Proudflesh South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1997 Z30084 1997 selected work short story
1998 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award This award was known as the Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award from 1988-2007.
Babyhead 1993 single work short story
— Appears in: Summer Shorts 1993; (p. 155-161) Proudflesh 1997; (p. 79-89)
1991 winner Katharine Susannah Prichard Award
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