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Robbie Arnott Robbie Arnott i(A146199 works by)
Born: Established: 1989 Launceston, Northeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Male
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Robbie Arnott works as a copywriter for a Tasmanian advertising agency. His work has also been published in Island, Kill Your Darlings, The Review of Australian Fiction and Visible Ink. In 2014 he won the Scribe Non Fiction prize and in 2015 he was awarded the Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship.

Flames was shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018.

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y separately published work icon Flames Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 12263652 2018 single work novel

'FROM its opening sentence Robbie Arnott’s debut novel reveals a world as old as storytelling itself.

'A young man named Levi McAllister decides to build a coffin for his twenty-three-year-old sister, Charlotte— who promptly runs for her life. A water rat swims upriver in quest of the cloud god. A fisherman named Karl hunts for tuna in partnership with a seal. And a father takes form from fire.

'The answers to these riddles are to be found in this tale of grief and love and the bonds of family, tracing a journey across the southern island that takes us full circle.

'Flames sings out with joy and sadness. Utterly original in conception, beguiling in its descriptions of nature and its celebration of the power of language, it announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in contemporary fiction. (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2019 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2019 shortlisted MUD Literary Prize
2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Fiction
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
2018 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Book Award
2018 shortlisted The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
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