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Ellena Savage Ellena Savage i(A136650 works by)
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BiographyHistory

Ellena Savage is an Australian lyric essayist. Her debut essay collection Blueberries is forthcoming (2020) from Text Publishing and Scribe UK. Ellena has taught writing at RMIT and the University of Melbourne. Her work has been published widely in literary journals including the Paris Review Daily, Literary Hub, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Meanjin, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, TEXT Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Eureka Street (where she wrote a column between 2011-2016), and the Lifted Brow (of which she is a former editor). While still in development, Blueberries was shortlisted for the Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize (2018) and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize (2016), and longlisted for the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Prize (2017) and the Richell Prize (2016). In 2017, the manuscript was awarded development funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria. Ellena was a 2019-2021 Marten Bequest scholar. 

In 2019, Savage was based in Athens, Greece.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants
2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $22,701.00
2015 shortlisted The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers For But with Blood.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Blueberries Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2020 17948183 2020 selected work prose

'BLUEBERRIES could be described as a collection of essays, the closest term available for a book that resists classification: a blend of personal essay, polemic, prose poetry, true-crime journalism and confession that considers a fragmented life, reflecting on what it means to be a woman, a body, an artist. It is both a memoir and an interrogation of memoir. It is a new horizon in storytelling.

'In crystalline prose, Savage explores the essential questions of the examined life: what is it to desire? What is it to accommodate oneself to the world? And at what cost?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted PRH Australia Literary Prize
2017 longlisted Kill Your Darlings Awards The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award
2016 longlisted The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
2016 shortlisted Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers
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