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Toni Jordan Toni Jordan i(A111157 works by)
Born: Established: 1966 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Toni Jordan has worked in Melbourne as an advertising copywriter. She has a science degree in physiology from the University of Queensland.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2008 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships BOOKS ALIVE 2009 - Ambassador Author Fees

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Fragments Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 13940580 2018 single work novel

'INGA Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of a second book— and a mystery that has captivated generations of readers.

'Nearly fifty years later, Brisbane bookseller Caddie Walker is waiting in line to see a Karlson exhibition featuring the famous fragments when she meets a charismatic older woman. The woman quotes a phrase from the Karlson fragments that Caddie knows does not exist—and yet to Caddie, who knows Inga Karlson’s work like she knows her name, it feels genuine.

'Caddie is electrified. Jolted her from her sleepy, no-worries life in torpid 1980s Brisbane, she is driven to investigate: to find the clues that will unlock the greatest literary mystery of the twentieth century.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Our Tiny, Useless Hearts Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 9155811 2016 single work novel

'Henry has ended his marriage to Caroline and headed off to Noosa with Mercedes' grade three teacher, Martha.

'Caroline, having shredded a wardrobe-full of Henry's suits, has gone after them.

'Craig and Lesley have dropped over briefly from next door to catch up on the fallout from Henry and Caroline's all-night row.

'And Janice, Caroline's sister, is staying for the weekend to look after the girls because Janice is the sensible one. A microbiologist with a job she loves, a fervent belief in the beauty of the scientific method and a determination to make a solo life after her divorce from Alec.

'Then Craig returns through the bedroom window expecting a tryst with Caroline and finds Janice in her bed, Lesley storms in with a jealous heart and a mouthful of threats, Henry, Caroline and Martha arrive back from the airport in separate taxis—and let's not even get started on Brayden the pizza guy.

'Janice can cope with all that. But when Alec knocks on the door things suddenly get complicated.

'Harnessing the exquisite timing of the great comedies to the narrative power and emotional intelligence for which she is famous, Toni Jordan brings all her wit, wisdom and flair to this brilliant, hilarious novel.' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2017 shortlisted Voss Literary Prize
y separately published work icon Nine Days Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012 Z1879159 2012 single work novel 'It is 1939 and although Australia is about to go to war, it doesn't quite realise yet that the situation is serious. Deep in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond it is business—your own and everyone else's—as usual. And young Kip Westaway, failed scholar and stablehand, is living the most important day of his life.

Kip's momentous day is one of nine that will set the course for each member of the Westaway clan in the years that follow. Kip's mother, his brother Francis and, eventually, Kip's wife Annabel and their daughters and grandson: all find their own turning points, their triumphs and catastrophes, in days to come.

But at the heart of all their stories is Kip, and at the centre of Kip's fifteen-year-old heart is his adored sister Connie. They hold the threads that will weave a family.

In Nine Days Toni Jordan has harnessed all the spiky wit, compassion and lust for life that drew readers in droves to Addition and Fall Girl. Ambitious in scope and structure, triumphantly realised, this is a novel about one family and every family. It is about dreams and fights and sacrifices. And finally, of course, it is—as it must be—about love.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
2013 winner Indie Awards Fiction
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