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Linda Neil Linda Neil i(A16430 works by) (a.k.a. Lula Bliss)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Linda Neil is a Brisbane writer, musician, and script writer. She has taught Creative Writing at The University of Queensland.

Neil is the author of two memoirs: Learning to Breathe (2009) and All is Given (2016). She has also written highly awarded radio documentaries, including The Asylum Seekers (2004: shortlisted for the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards), The Sound of Blue (2008: awarded a Bronze Medal at the New York Festival), and The Long Walk of Brother Benedict (2011: awarded a Gold medal at the New York Festival and nominated for best documentary script at the 2011 AWGIEs).

Australian Writing and Rock Music Affiliation: songwriter, miscellaneous instruments: violin

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects for individuals and groups: $15,000.
2017 recipient Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Writers Fellowship for 'People Are Kind'.
2011 recipient Asialink Arts Exchanges Program for residency in China

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Learning How to Breathe St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1523149 2009 single work biography

'When musician Linda Neil returns home to Brisbane to care for her ailing mother, Joan, a singing teacher, she has no idea what she is committing to, or even that she is committing at all.

'The experience will change her life.

'Connected by a deep love of music - from Linda's own songs and the works of the classical masters, to the musical comedy of the dance hall and the sounds of the street - Linda finds a new bond with her mother. As Joan's illness progresses, their shared musical passion soothes and instructs, helps them to make sense of what is happening and, finally, to accept it.

'Beautifully written and deeply felt, Learning How to Breathe is a daughter's love song to her mother, an unforgettable true story about what it means to find home.' (From the publisher's website.)

2008 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Manuscript of an Emerging Queensland Author
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