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Favel Parrett Favel Parrett i(A127834 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 ;
Gender: Female
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Novelist and short-story writer.

Originally raised in Victoria, Parrett moved to Tasmania when she was eight, where she spent the next seven years in Hobart. At fifteen, she moved to the remote south coast of the island, which influenced her first novel.

Parrett was awarded a place in the 2008 Hachette Livre Manuscript Development program and a 2009 mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors. Her first novel, Past the Shallows, was published in 2011, and won the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for newcomer of the year and the Nita May Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, the News South Wales Premier's Literary Award for new writing, and the Melbourne Prize for best writing, and longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award.

In 2012 to 2013, Parrett held the Antarctic Arts Fellowship, which resulted in a series of short works in publications such as the Griffith Review, as well as influencing her second novel.

Parrett followed her debut novel with When the Night Comes (2014), which was shortlisted for the Indie Award, the ALS Gold Medal, and the ABIA for literary fiction book of the year, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. The novel There Was Still Love followed in 2019.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon There Was Still Love Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2019 15936861 2019 single work novel

'Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.

'Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world.

'Melbourne, 1980: Mala Lika's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mana and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2020 joint winner Booksellers Choice Award Adult Fiction Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2020 winner Indie Awards Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2020 winner Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon When the Night Comes Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2014 7445662 2014 single work novel

'The hauntingly beautiful story of a young girl transformed by the power of kindness from award-winning author Favel Parrett.

'Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp greyness of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything.

'Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all - of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything. But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all.

'For Isla, those two long summers will change everything.

'Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and gently told story about the power fear and kindness have to change lives.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2015 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2015 longlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2015 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2015 shortlisted Indie Awards Fiction
2015 shortlisted Australian Booksellers Association Awards Booksellers Choice Award
y separately published work icon Past the Shallows Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2011 Z1763990 2011 single work novel 'Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn't helping out on the boat they explore the coast and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water. Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger.' (From the publisher's website.)
2013 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2012 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2012 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
2012 shortlisted Australian Booksellers Association Awards Booksellers Choice Award
2012 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2012 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year
2012 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Newcomer of the Year
2012 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2012 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2012 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2012 shortlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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