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Shirley Walker Shirley Walker i(A21747 works by) (a.k.a. Shirley Patricia Walker; Shirley P. Walker)
Born: Established: 1927 ;
Gender: Female
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Shirley Walker is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of New England where she taught for many years and was the founding director of CALLS and, for some time, President of ASAL. She has published several books and many articles, particularly on Australian women writers. Since her retirement she has lived on the North Coast of NSW.

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y separately published work icon The Ghost at the Wedding Camberwell : Viking , 2009 Z1603338 2009 single work biography 'In the year of 1914, in the canefields of northern New South Wales, the young men couldn't wait to set off for the adventure of war. The women coped as best they could, raised the children, lived in fear of being next to receive an official telegram. They grieved their dead, and came to learn that for returned men there are worse things than death in combat. They bore more children to replace those lost in the First World War, and the sons were just the right age to go off to the second.' Source: http://www.penguin.com.au/ (Sighted 06/07/2009).
2010 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
2010 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita Kibble Literary Award
2009 winner Asher Literary Award Joint winner with Sara Knox, The Orphan Gunner.
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