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Cheryl Jorgensen Cheryl Jorgensen i(A1724 works by)
Born: Established: 1948 ;
Gender: Female
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Jorgensen is a Brisbane author whose first crime novel, The Teddy Bear Kill, won the 4BC/Dymocks Writer's Award in 1995. In 1996, her second crime fiction, Tom Tiddler's Ground, was a runner-up to the HarperCollins Fiction Prize administered by The National Book Council.

In 2004 she was the sole runner-up to the Davitt Prize for her third crime novel, A Quality of Light, in the same year winning the Fastbooks Award for best Young Adult Fiction. This was for her novel Morag Bane. For her next two publications, Jorgensen turned to nonfiction. She co-wrote The 'Brook, which was published in 2004 by Blake Publications and republished by New Holland Publishers in 2006 as Brutal: Surviving Westbrook Boys Home. Jorgensen has reviewed books for 4BC and The Courier-Mail in Brisbane and has worked as a teacher, journalist, proofreader and editor. (Source:

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y separately published work icon Morag Bane Brisbane : Blake Publications , 2003 Z1135985 2003 single work novel young adult
2004 Winner Wild & Woolley Prize for Best Independently Published Australian Books
y separately published work icon A Quality of Light Brisbane : Blake Publications , 2003 Z1135735 2003 single work novel crime

'An elderly fortune-teller, Vera Sculthorpe, works in city tearooms. When one of her regular customers is stalked by a young man, Vera has the misfortune of “seeing” his deeds before he commits them. Whom can she tell? In another part of Brisbane, police photographer, Senior Constable Kerry Harmer, attends an incident, possibly an accident or suicide. A strange clue appears in her investigations and someone she loves dearly is at risk. Having no taste for clerical work, bank teller Rod Norris prefers life’s little luxuries: silk underwear against his skin, high-heeled shoes that would have wowed them at Cloudlands, and smart young people who share his own impeccable fashion sense. He collects them all. Temperatures rise in River City high summer, tropical blossoms making the moist, night air heavy with their perfumes. And people go missing ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2004 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Tom Tiddler's Ground 1996 (Manuscript version)x402098 Z1132530 1996 single work novel
1996 shortlisted HarperCollins Fiction Prize
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