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Glenda Guest Glenda Guest i(A25880 works by)
Born: Established: Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Guest grew up in the Western Australian wheat belt. She has lived in Canberra, Melbourne, Merimbula and Pambula Beach, the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Sydney, and the Blue Mountains.She has worked as a sub-editor, and a literary editor, and was the deputy editor of a monthly arts magazine. She has taught creative writing at Macquarie and Griffith Gold Coast universities.

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y separately published work icon Siddon Rock North Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2009 Z1553911 2005 single work novel

'"When Macha Connor came home from the war she walked into town as naked as the day she was born, except for well-worn and shining boots, a dusty slouch hat, and the .303 rifle she held across her waist."

'Macha patrols Siddon Rock by night, watching over the town's inhabitants: Brigid, Granna, and all of the Aberline clan; Alistair in Meakin's Haberdashery, with his fine sense of style; Sybil, scrubbing away at the bloodstains in her father's butcher shop; Reverend Siggy, afraid of the outback landscape and the district's magical saltpans; silent Nell with her wild dogs; publican Marg, always accompanied by a cloud of blue; and the new barman, Kelpie Crush.

'It is only when refugee Catalin Morgenstern and her young son Josis arrive in town that Macha realises there is nothing she can do to keep the townspeople safe.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 shortlisted Randwick Award for Literature
2010 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Newcomer of the Year
2010 winner International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book
2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2010 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2010 winner South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
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