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Evie Wyld Evie Wyld i(A125611 works by)
Born: Established: 1980
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Evie Wyld is the daughter of an Australian mother and British father. In a 2008 interview with Granta magazine, Wyld said: 'I grew up in Peckham Rye, South London, with frequent visits to Australia where my Mum's family live. When I was a kid I used to tell people I was from Australia, to try and sound more interesting - but really that's a lie. I have dual nationality but, however I try to spin it, I'm really from south-east London.'

She runs a small bookshop called Review in London.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Bass Rock Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2020 17537370 2020 single work novel historical fiction

'In 1720s Scotland, a priest and his son get lost in the forest, transporting a witch to the coast to stop her from being killed by the village.

'In the sad, slow years after the Second World War, Ruth finds herself the replacement wife to a recent widower and stepmother to his two young boys, installed in a huge house by the sea and haunted by those who have come before.

'Fifty years later, Viv is cataloguing the valuables left in her dead grandmother's seaside home, when she uncovers long-held secrets of the great house.

'Three women, hundreds of years apart, slip into each other's lives in a novel of darkness, violence and madness.' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2021 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
2021 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2021 winner The Stella Prize
y separately published work icon All the Birds, Singing North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2013 Z1929805 2013 single work novel mystery (taught in 4 units)

'Who or what is watching Jake Whyte from the woods?

'Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep - every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags.

'It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back.

'Set between Australia and a remote English island, All the Birds, Singing is the story of one how one woman's present comes from a terrible past. It is the second novel from the award-winning author of After the Fire, A Still Small Voice.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Book Award
2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
2014 winner Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize
2013 winner Encore Award
2014 winner Miles Franklin Literary Award
2014 longlisted The Stella Prize
2014 longlisted Women's Prize Trust Awards Women's Prize for Fiction (UK)
y separately published work icon After the Fire, a Still Small Voice North Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2009 Z1608121 2009 single work novel

'Following the breakdown of a turbulent relationship, Frank moves from Canberra to a shack on the east coast once owned by his grandparents. There, among the sugar cane and sand dunes, he struggles to rebuild his life.

Forty years earlier, Leon is growing up in Sydney, turning out treacle tarts at his parents' bakery and flirting with one of the local girls. But when he's conscripted as a machine-gunner in Vietnam, he finds himself suddenly confronting the same experiences that haunt his war-veteran father.

As these two stories weave around each other - each narrated in a voice as tender as it is fierce - we learn what binds together Frank and Leon, and what may end up keeping them apart.' (From the publisher's website.)

2011 shortlisted International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2010 winner Betty Trask Prize and Awards Award Section
2010 shortlisted Orange Award for New Writers
2010 shortlisted South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
2009 winner John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
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