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Claire Corbett Claire Corbett i(A11320 works by)
Born: Established: 1964
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Canada,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1973
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Canadian-born Australian author.

Corbett studied film and writing at the University of Technology, Sydney, and crewed on films before becoming a policy advisor to the Premier in the NSW Cabinet Office. She worked on water and genetically modified organisms for the Environment Protection Authority and child and family health for NSW Health.

In addition to the works listed on AustLit, Corbett has had stories, essays and journalism broadcast on Radio National and published in Splash, Re:Publica, Cinema Papers, Rolling Stone, Picador New Writing, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Monthly, and Griffith Review, among others. She completed a Varuna Mentorship in 2000.

In February 2019, she was appointed as fiction editor of Overland, a position previously held by Jennifer Mills.

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Personal Awards

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon When We Have Wings Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1790748 2011 single work novel crime science fiction 'The dream of being able to fly is now a physical reality but only the rich and powerful can afford the surgery, drugs, and gene manipulation to become fliers. Peri, a poor girl from the regions, will sacrifice anything to get her wings and join this elite but the price is higher than she could have imagined. So why then does she throw it all away? Feel the exhilaration and terror of flight - over vertiginous skyscrapers, into wild storms and across hypnotic wilderness - in this beautiful and daringly imaginative novel that explores the limits of self-transformation.' (Trove record)
2012 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2012 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2012 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
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