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Julie Koh Julie Koh i(A150358 works by)
Also writes as: J. Y. L. Koh
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Julie (J.Y.L.) Koh is a Sydney-based writer. Her first published story, 'Colin the Dog's Fabulous Midnight Adventure and Another Story' was adapted into a film produced by Staple Fiction and directed by Grant Scicluna.

Koh has subsequently published a range of short stories in various periodicals and, as of 2018, two collections: Portable Curiosities and Capital Misfits. Portable Curiosities was widely shortlisted for Australian awards in 2016 and 2017 (including for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Readings New Australian Writing Award, and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards) and was a joint winner of the Sydney Morning Herald Best Novelist of the Year in 2017.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 highly commended QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards Spirit of Youth Awards Written Word

Awards for Works

Portable Curiosities 2016 selected work short story

'A biting collection of stories from a bold new voice. A young girl sees ghosts from her third eye, located where her belly button should be. A corporate lawyer feels increasingly disconnected from his job in a soulless 1200-storey skyscraper. And a one-dimensional yellow man steps out from a cinema screen in the hope of leading a three-dimensional life, but everyone around him is fixated only on the color of his skin. Welcome to Portable Curiosities. In these dark and often fantastical stories, Julie Koh combines absurd humour with searing critiques on modern society, proving herself to be one of Australia's most original and daring young writers.' (Publication summary)

2018 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Long Work
2017 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2017 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2016 shortlisted The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
2016 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
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