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Tehani Wessely has worked as an editor, publisher, and teacher-librarian. She has written reviews, non-fiction and interviews for a range of publications including ASif!, Magpies and Fiction Focus and she has been a judge for the Aurealis Awards.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For the Squeeing over Supergirl series (with David McDonald).
2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award For the Reviewing New Who series (with David McDonald and Tansy Rayner Roberts).
2010 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Fan Writer For body of work.

Awards for Works

In Your Face 2016 anthology short story

'In Your Face will be made up of original and reprinted speculative fiction stories that deal with very provocative themes. These stories will be provocative and/or confronting but with a firm purpose – they are pieces that will perhaps make readers uncomfortable because they are a bit too hard-hitting or close to the bone, but which interrogate these themes and ideas, and make a point about the world we live in.'

Source: Publisher's website (Sighted: 19/2/2016)

2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
Focus 2014 : Highlights of Australian Short Fiction 2015 anthology short story

'Looking for a taste of the very best science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories around? The third of an annual series, Focus 2014 collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting.' (Publication summary)

2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division
Cranky Ladies of History 2015 anthology short story

'Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens…

'Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery.

'Cranky Ladies of History is a celebration of 22 women who challenged conventional wisdom about appropriate female behaviour, from the ancient world all the way through to the twentieth century. Some of our protagonists are infamous and iconic, while others have been all but forgotten under the heavy weight of history.

'Sometimes you have to break the rules before the rules break you.' (Publication summary)

2016 winner Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2016 shortlisted ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Fiction
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