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Joanne Riccioni Joanne Riccioni i(A125411 works by) (a.k.a. Jo Riccioni)
Born: Established:
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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'Jo Riccioni was born in the UK to an Italian father and English mother. She has a Masters in English from Leeds University [where she wrote her thesis on Robert Henryson's Fables] and worked in Singapore and Paris before settling in Sydney’s Northern Beaches [in the late 1990s].

'Her short stories have been read on the BBC and National Radio and published in the UK, the US and Australia, including The Best Australian Stories 2012 and 2011. Her story ‘Can’t Take the Country Out of the Boy’ has been optioned for a short film.'

Source: 'Spotlight on Jo Riccioni', New South Wales Writers Centre Blog, 7 October 2014

Sighted: 13 October 2014

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

Hero 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Wet Ink , no. 27 2012; (p. 11-14)
''It just makes you stop and think,' David is saying. 'Something like that makes you reassess everything.' He swigs at his beer, thoughtfully. Kel listens to the suck and sigh of the bottle at his lips. The faces around the dinner table are transfixed. David has always been a good story-teller. His recounting of events is so much more dramatic that anything she can manage.' (Author's abstract)
2012 shortlisted Wet Ink/CAL Short Story Prize
Can't Take the Country out of the Boy 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 9 January 2010; (p. 24-25) The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010; (p. 240-246)
2009 runner-up The Age Short Story Competition
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