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Joanne Anderton Joanne Anderton i(A115020 works by) (a.k.a. Jo Anderton)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Primarily an author of speculative fiction (including science fiction and horror), Joanne Anderton has also published children's books and non-fiction. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from UTS.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Inanimates : Tales of Everyday Fear Brisbane : Brain Jar Press , 2021 23488655 2021 selected work short story horror

'Following on from her Aurealis and Australian Shadow Award-winning debut collection, Joanne Anderton’s Inanimates finds the terrifying in the everyday, bringing together seven stories where ordinary objects become the source of nightmares and extraordinary threat. 

'In “Thread Embrace,” a well-dressed killer finds himself at the mercy of an unexpectedly sartorial threat. “Simulation Theory” sees a wounded soldier bonds with the bomb disposal robot he worked with in the field. In the heartbreaking last story, “High Density”, the comfortable suburban ideal of a retired couple becomes a war against a dark and dangerous form of urban renewal.

'In turns wicked, delightful, horrifying, and fantastic, Inanimates: Tales of Everyday Fear showcases a hidden gem of the Australian genre scene, and highlights Anderton’s ability to see the dark, supernatural threats inherent in ordinary things.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 finalist Australian Shadows Award Collection Also finalist: Seeds from Aotearoa author Tabatha Wood.
Hideous Armature 2020 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Midnight Echo , no. 15 2020;
2020 finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction
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