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Susan Midalia Susan Midalia i(A23918 works by) (birth name: Susan Margaret Kobulniczky) (a.k.a. Susan Kobulniczky; Sue Kobulniczky)
Born: Established: 1951 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Susan Midalia has studied and taught at the University of Western Australia and, on a Hackett scholarship, studied at Cambridge University. From 1979 to 1981, she was an Editorial Advisor for Westerly. In 1997, she completed a Ph.D. on The Politics of Agency in the Contemporary Female Bildungsroman. She works as a freelance editor and conducts workshops on short story writing. In 2018, she was a board member for both Margaret River Press and writingWA.

Sources include Australian Short Story Festival (2018).

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y separately published work icon Feet to the Stars : And Other Stories Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2015 8523629 2015 selected work short story

'Feet to the Stars, Susan Midalia’s third collection of short stories, offers keenly observed details about everyday life expressed with pathos, tenderness and bracing wit.

'Subtly rendered and emotionally engaging, these stories speak of the transformative capacities of the heart and mind, and of the ways we affect each other, sometimes unwittingly and often profoundly. They offer us the pleasure of listening to different voices, and the satisfaction of careful crafting and evocative prose.' (Publication Summary)

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon An Unknown Sky : And Other Stories Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2012 Z1887387 2012 selected work short story 'Susan Midalia's second collection of short stories offers us a compelling variety of characters, all of them 'travellers' in search of connection and belonging.

Tourists in Moscow and Vienna confronted by the weight of history. A young student teacher discovering her capacity for compassion. A teenage boy defending his mother's reputation. A brother anguished by his sister's illness. An ageing widow infatuated with a troubled young man. Conflicts between the silent burdens of the past and the drama of everyday lives. Written with eloquence, grace and emotional generosity, these stories seek understanding rather than judgement, inviting us to reflect on the unspoken longings and regrets that make up who we are.' (Publisher's blurb)
2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
2013 longlisted International Awards Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
y separately published work icon A History of the Beanbag : And Other Stories Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2007 Z1423457 2007 selected work short story (taught in 1 units) 'With photographic precision, author Susan Midalia captures the fleeting beauty, light and darkness to be found in the ephemera of everyday life. From the silences between people and the ordinariness of places, objects and events, she conjures narrative jewels of intelligence and grace. A History of the Beanbag is a short story collection with a difference - a scenic tour of the surprises secrets and fears beneath the cracked veneer of domesticity and suburban complacency.' (Publisher's blurb)
2007 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
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