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Yvette Walker Yvette Walker i(A152793 works by)
Born: Established: 1970 ;
Gender: Female
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'Letters to the End of Love, Walker's first novel, evolved out of a short story called 'Dear Reader', which won the 2003 HQ Magazine National Short Story Competition. In 2009 Yvette won the Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction, and spent time at Varuna, the Writer's Centre.

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Letters to the End of Love 2013 single work novel 'In a coastal village in Cork in 1969, a Russian painter and his Irish novelist wife write letters to one another as they try to come to terms with a fatal illness. On Australia's west coast in 2011, a bookseller writes to her estranged partner in an attempt to understand what has happened to their relationship. In Bournemouth in 1948, a retired English doctor writes letters to the love of his life, a German artist he lived with In the Vienna during the 1930s. The simple three domestic lives of these three couples are set against conversations about intimacy, art, war and loss.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Western Australian Emerging Writers Award
2014 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
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