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Courtney Collins Courtney Collins i(A126716 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Courtney Collins is a writer, originally from the Hunter Valley. She has lived in the Central West of New South Wales and in Victoria's Goulburn River region. Collins blogs on books and writing for ABC Arts online.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Asialink Literature Residency Program

Creative exchange to India.

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Emerging Writers 14-15 Fiction

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Burial 2009 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2012 Z1888217 2009 single work novel crime historical fiction (taught in 1 units) 'It is the dawn of the twentieth century in Australia and a woman has done an unspeakable thing. Twenty-two-year-old Jessie has served a two-year sentence for horse rustling. As a condition of her release she is apprenticed to Fitzgerald 'Fitz' Henry, who wants a woman to allay his loneliness in a valley populated by embittered ex-soldiers. Fitz wastes no time in blackmailing Jessie and involving her in his business of horse rustling and cattle duffing. When Fitz is wounded in an accident he hires Aboriginal stockman, Jack Brown, to steal horses with Jessie. Soon both Jack Brown and Jessie are struggling against the oppressive and deadening grip of Fitz. One catastrophic night turns Jessie's life on its head and she must flee for her life. From her lonely outpost, the mountains beckon as a place to escape. First she must bury the evidence. But how do you bury the evidence when the evidence is part of yourself?' (National Library of Australia record)
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2013 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2013 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2009 shortlisted The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
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