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Laura Elvery is a writer from Brisbane. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Award, and has been shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers. The winner of multiple awards (including the Neilma Sydney Prize and the Josephine Ulrick Prize), she holds a PhD in creative writing and literary studies.

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Your Cart Is Empty 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 233 2018;
2018 winner The Overland NUW Fair Australia Prize Fiction Prize
Unspooling 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 230 2018; (p. 34-37)

'This is the letter the government department has sent Joe, advising him that he could be deported. Here is the number of days until he might go: 28. A number as small and square and bureaucratic as the postage stamp on the envelope. Here is the lawyer’s website. This is the figure the lawyer quoted to help save him and it’s astronomical, eye-watering, but also doable. Essential.'  (Introduction)

2017 winner Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
y separately published work icon Trick of the Light : Stories St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2018 13412435 2018 selected work short story

'An art teacher sends four of her students on a guerrilla mission. A young runner struggles to make sense of his best friend’s death. A health-food company adopts a farcical promotional strategy. A factory worker spends her days applying radioactive paint to watches, while dreaming of a future with her new suitor.

'With a keen eye for detail and rich emotional insight, Laura Elvery reveals the fears and fantasies of everyday people searching for meaning. Ranging from tender poignancy to wry humour, Trick of the Light is the beguiling debut collection from one of Australia’s rising stars. '  (Publication summary)

2018 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
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