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Mirandi Riwoe Mirandi Riwoe i(A129285 works by)
Also writes as: M.J. Tjia
Gender: Female
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Mirandi Riwoe holds a Masters degree and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (both from Queensland University of Technology), and has tutored in literary studies and creative writing at QUT. In 2017, she was planning work that focused on Australian women and Chinese migrant gold diggers during the Australian gold rush period.

Her work has appeared in Rex, Peril, Shibboleth, and Other Stories. Her debut novel, an historical crime novel set in Victorian London that formed part of her PhD, was published in 2017, and has since been followed by a number of sequels involving the same sleuth. Her 2017 novella, The Fish Girl, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize.

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y separately published work icon The Fish Girl Sydney : Seizure , 2017 11647289 2017 single work novella

'Sparked by the description of a 'Malay trollope' in W. Somerset Maugham's story, The Four Dutchmen, Mirandi Riwoe's novella, The Fish Girl tells of an Indonesian girl whose life is changed irrevocably when she moves from a small fishing village to work in the house of a Dutch merchant. There she finds both hardship and tenderness as her traditional past and colonial present collide.

'Told with an exquisitely restrained voice and coloured with lush description, this moving book will stay with you long after the last page.' (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2018 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Book Award
2018 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2017 joint winner Viva La Novella Award
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