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Laura Elvery Laura Elvery i(A147416 works by)
Gender: Female
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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.

In 2021, she was announced as the inaugural writer in residence for the Centre for Critical and Creative Writing at The University of Queensland.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2024 recipient Varuna Fellowships Varuna Residential Fellowships for their historical fiction manuscript ‘Nightingale’
2023 shortlisted Peter Carey Short Story Award for 'Sea Glass'.
2021 longlisted Peter Carey Short Story Award for 'Venice'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Ordinary Matter St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 19629660 2020 selected work short story

'In 1895 Alfred Nobel rewrote his will and left his fortune made in dynamite and munitions to generations of thinkers. Since 1901 women have been honoured with Nobel Prizes for their scientific research twenty times, including Marie Curie twice.

'Spanning more than a century and ranging across the world, this inventive story collection is inspired by these women whose work has altered history and saved millions of lives. From a transformative visit to the Grand Canyon to a baby washing up on a Queensland beach, a climate protest during a Paris heatwave to Stockholm on the eve of the 1977 Nobel Prize ceremony, these stories interrogate the nature of inspiration and discovery, motherhood and sacrifice, illness and legacy. Sometimes the extraordinary pivots on the ordinary.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2022 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2021 winner Queensland Literary Awards University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award
2021 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance
Fruit Flies 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 236 2019;
2019 Runner-up The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
Your Cart Is Empty 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 233 2018; (p. 66-83)
2018 winner The Fair Australia Prize Fiction Prize
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