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Craig Sherborne Craig Sherborne i(A20063 works by)
Born: Established: 1962 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Craig Sherborne, a Melbourne-based poet and playwright, was educated at Scots College in Sydney before attending drama school in London. He worked as a journalist for Melbourne based newspapers, was a senior writer with the Melbourne Sun, and published in literary journals and anthologies. Sherborne's play, 'The Ones Out of Town', won the Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award in 1989. His radio play, 'Table Leg', won the Ian Reed Foundation Fellowship for new writing for radio in 1991. The ABC commissioned work from him including 'The Pike Harvest' (1992).

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Tree Palace 2014 single work novel

'They tried Mansfield but it was freezing and snowed and people like them don’t fit in because they don’t look prosperous. One time near Yellingbo they found a church no one prayed in and they lived there and for three weeks had stained glass for windows…They got chased out and went to Shepparton but Shane had a run-in and police said move.

'Shane, Moira and Midge, along with young Zara and Rory, are ‘trants’—itinerants roaming the plains north-west of Melbourne in search of disused houses to sleep in, or to strip of heritage fittings when funds are low. When they find their Tree Palace outside Barleyville, things are looking up. At last, a place in which to settle down.

'But Zara, fifteen, is pregnant and doesn’t want a child. She’d rather a normal life with town boys, not trant life with a baby. Moira decides to step in: she’ll look after her grandchild. Then Shane finds himself in trouble with the local cops…

'Warmly told and witty, Craig Sherborne’s second novel is a revelation—an affecting story of family and rural life.' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
The Amateur Science of Love : A Novel 2011 single work novel

'Colin dreams of escaping his parents' New Zealand farm for a grand stage career. He makes it to London and a disastrous audition before meeting Tilda—beautiful Tilda, older, an artist—who brings his future with her. A heady romance leads to a new home in a decaying former bank in a small town hours from Melbourne. They are building a life together—but there are cracks in the foundation. This is a love story, told from passionate beginning to spectacular end. It is intimate and honest, blackly funny and emotionally devastating.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2012 winner Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
2011 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
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