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Romy Ash Romy Ash i(A137249 works by) (a.k.a. Romy Alice Ash)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Romy Ash graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2001 and went on to become editor of Syntax Magazine.

Her (research) Masters was awarded by the University of Melbourne (School of Culture and Communication) in 2009 for 'Dead Drunk', a thesis examining the representation of the drunk in Australian fiction.

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y separately published work icon Floundering Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012 Z1775186 2012 single work novel (taught in 1 units)

'Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back.

'Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her beat-up car. The family of three journeys across the country, squabbling, bonding, searching and reconnecting. But Loretta isn't mother material. She's broke, unreliable, lost. And there's something else that's not quite right with this reunion.

'They reach the west coast and take refuge in a beachside caravan park. Their neighbour, a surly old man, warns the kids to stay away. But when Loretta disappears again the boys have no choice but to ask the old man for help, and now they face new threats and new fears.' (From the publisher's website.)

2013 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Newcomer of the Year
2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2013 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2013 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Book Prize
2013 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2013 longlisted The Stella Prize
2013 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2011 shortlisted The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
y separately published work icon The Mango Tree 2001 (Manuscript version)x401176 Z917395 2001 single work short story
2001 inaugural winner State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Maureen Donahoe Encouragement Award
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