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Thea Welsh Thea Welsh i(A24847 works by) (a.k.a. Thea Stella Dorothea Welsh)
Born: Established: 6 Nov 1949 ; Died: Ceased: 23 Jul 2015
Gender: Female
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After graduating from university, Thea Welsh worked in research and administration in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney. During the 1990s she was manager of the Australian Screen Directors Association.

Welsh achieved great success with her first novel, The Story of the Year of 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins (1990), winning several awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for the South-East Asia and the South Pacific region. Supported by a grant from the Australia Council, Welsh wrote her second novel, Welcome Back (1996), continuing the examination of the film industry begun with her first novel. Her first novel deals with the idea of translation and the second explores the life of a celebrity whose false claim to a Tasmanian origin damages her credibility.

Welsh also wrote the novelisations of the films Dating the Enemy, Paperback Hero, and Appropriateness.

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y separately published work icon The Story of the Year of 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins : A Novel Brookvale St Peters : Simon and Schuster Australia New Endeavour Press , 1990 Z120647 1990 single work novel

'This first novel tells the story of Erika Cavanagh who has completed her translation and subtitling of the rediscovered Latvian film "The Story of the Year 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins". But now history has caught up with her.'

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1991 winner International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South-East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book Award
1990 winner NBC Banjo Awards NBC Banjo Award for Fiction
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