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Anna Goldsworthy Anna Goldsworthy i(A21236 works by)
Born: Established: 1974 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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A classical pianist and writer, Anna Goldsworthy published on music and cultural issues. She taught piano at the University of Melbourne, was Artist-in-Residence at Janet Clarke Hall and a founding member of the Seraphim Trio.

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y separately published work icon Melting Moments Carlton : Black Inc. , 2020 17391820 2020 single work novel historical fiction

'It is 1941. Eighteen-year-old Ruby leaves behind the family farm, her serious mother and roguish father, and heads for Adelaide. After a brief courtship, she enters into a hasty marriage with a soldier about to go to war – who returns a changed man.

'In this absorbing novel, Anna Goldsworthy recreates the world of Adelaide half a century ago, and portrays the phases of a woman’s life with intimacy and sly humour. We follow Ruby as she contends with her damaged husband and eccentric in-laws. We see her experience motherhood and changing social circumstances, until, in a moving twist, a figure from the past reappears, to kindle a late-life romance.

2021 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
y separately published work icon Piano Lessons Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1630787 2009 single work autobiography (taught in 2 units)

'In this remarkable memoir, Anna Goldsworthy recalls her first steps towards a life in music, from childhood piano lessons with a local jazz muso to international success as a concert pianist. As she discovers passion and ambition, and confronts doubt and disappointment, she learns about much more than tone and technique. This is a story of the getting of wisdom, tender and bittersweet.

'With wit and affection, Goldsworthy captures the hopes and uncertainties of youth, the fear and exhilaration of performing, and the complex bonds between teacher and student. An unforgettable cast of characters joins her: her family; her friends and rivals; and her teacher, Mrs Sivan, who inspires and challenges her in equal measure, and who transforms what seems an impossible dream into something real and sustaining.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
2011 shortlisted National Biography Award
2009 shortlisted Colin Roderick Award
2010 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Newcomer of the Year
2010 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
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