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Carrie Tiffany Carrie Tiffany i(A15188 works by) (a.k.a. Caroline Tiffany)
Born: Established: 1965 Yorkshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Carrie Tiffany worked as a park ranger in Western Australia and the Northern Territory before settling in Melbourne to work as an agricultural journalist. Tiffany has a master's degree in creative writing.

Most Referenced Works


  • Carrie Tiffany is a Stella Prize Schools Program speaker.

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $46,176.00

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Fiction
2012 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend a short story intensive course at the Faber Academy in London at which she will be developing her skills as a short story writer.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Exploded View Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2019 14976256 2019 single work novel

'A dangerous man moves in with a mother and her two adolescent children. The man runs an unlicensed mechanic’s workshop at the back of their property. The girl resists the man with silence, and finally with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives—in the engine of the car.

'Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood.

'Must a girl always be a part—how can she become a whole?' (Publication summary)

2020 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2020 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2020 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2020 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2020 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2019 winner Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Book Award
2019 longlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
y separately published work icon Mateship with Birds Sydney : Picador , 2012 Z1830432 2012 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 2 units)

'On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song. As Harry watches the birds, his next door neighbour has her own set of binoculars trained on him.

'Ardent, hard-working Betty has escaped to the country with her two fatherless children. Betty is pleased that her son, Michael, wants to spend time with the gentle farmer next door. But when Harry decides to teach Michael about the opposite sex, perilous boundaries are crossed.

'Mateship with Birds is a novel about young lust and mature love. It is a hymn to the rhythm of country life - to vicious birds, virginal cows, adored dogs and ill-used sheep. On one small farm in a vast, ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be.' (From the publisher's website.)

2014 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2013 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
2013 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
2013 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2013 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2013 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2013 longlisted International Awards Women's Prize for Fiction (UK)
2013 inaugural winner The Stella Prize
2012 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
2012 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
Before He Left the Family 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 29-32)
2011 joint winner ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
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