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Tess Williams Tess Williams i(A22674 works by)
Born: Established: 1954
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Heritage: Welsh
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Tess Williams lives in Perth, Western Australia, and is a writer, editor and lecturer. She has a degree in literature from Curtin University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia. Williams was awared a part time Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Postgraduate Dean's Award from the University of Western Australia early in 2003. Following this initial residency, ArtsWA, Department of Culture and the Arts, funded a one year Creative Fellowship for Williams over 2004/2005. Williams has travelled extensively in Britain and Australia.

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Awards for Works

How Green Was Their Love Borderlands , December no. 4 2004 single work short story science fiction
2005 highly commended Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Short Story
Sea as Mirror 2000 single work novel science fiction

'In the not-too-distant future, and in a specially constructed marina off the US coast, Elizabeth works to communicate with a killer whale, an orca - Tachotic. Because of the nature of the project, it is very 'political' and she treads a fine line between people thinking she is mad, closing down the project and doing the work necessary to prove it is possible. Elizabeth feels she is getting very close to success, but she is getting frustrated with being so close and unable to find the key to understanding what Tachotic is trying to tell her. Tachotic himself is unsure why he has sought humans...how he can possibly convey the life of the pods..... And Elizabeth's time and energy is sometimes fragmented by her on-off relationship with Joe, her inability to put him in one compartment and her work in another. As her work takes over more and more, Joe is impatient to move on. As the human world falls victim to terrorist nuclear attacks and everything that was familiar comes under threat, ancient kinships between the land the sea re-emerge to show a different future, a future full of hope.'

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2001 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2000 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Novel
2000 honour list International Awards James Tiptree, Jr Award
Women of Other Worlds : Excursions Through Science Fiction and Feminism 1999 anthology short story poetry extract prose interview correspondence criticism science fiction
2000 joint winner Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award
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