Helen Thurloe Helen Thurloe i(A144842 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Helen Thurloe has lived on Sydney's northern beaches. She has worked in politics, business and government.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 winner ACU Prize for Literature for 'Surgeon Mother'
2014 shortlisted Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry For unpublished poem 'Open for Inspection III'.
2013 highly commended W. B. Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia for Six shells of Summer

Awards for Works

Promising Azra 2016 single work novel young adult

'Azra's dreams of finishing high school in Sydney and going to university are threatened by her uncle's plans to marry her off to an older cousin she has never met - will she have to choose between her family and her happiness?

'Azra is sixteen, smart and knows how to get what she wants. She thinks. When she wins a place in a national science competition, she thinks her biggest problem is getting her parents' permission to go. But she doesn't know they're busy arranging her marriage to an older cousin she's never met. In Pakistan. In just three months' time.

'Azra always thought she'd finish high school with her friends and then go on to study science, but now her dreams of university are suddenly overshadowed. Can she find a way to do what she wants, while keeping her parents happy?

'Or does being a good daughter mean sacrificing her freedom?' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW
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