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Jen Craig Jen Craig i(A30431 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 ;
Gender: Female
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Jen Craig holds an MA in Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a doctorate on transgenerational trauma, the gothic, and anorecia from Western Sydney University. Her first novel, Since the Accident, was published in 2009. Her second novel, Panthers and the Museum of Fire, was published in 2015.

In 2022, Puncher and Wattmann announced that as well as publishing her third novel, Wall, they would be republishing her currently out-of-print first two novels.

She has also published a number of short stories, and wrote the libretto for Michael Schneider’s chamber opera A Dictionary of Maladies, which was performed in Lenzburg, Switzerland.

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y separately published work icon Wall Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2023 25674071 2023 single work novel 'A woman returns to Australia to clear out her father's house, with an eye to transforming the contents into an art installation in the tradition of the revered Chinese artist, Song Dong. What she hasn't reckoned with is the tangle of jealousies, resentments, and familial complications that she had thought, in leaving the country, she had put behind her - a tangle that ensnares her before she even arrives.' (Publication summary)
2024 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Fiction
y separately published work icon Panthers and the Museum of Fire Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2015 8354803 2015 single work novel

'Panthers & the Museum of Fire is a novella about walking, memory and writing. The narrator walks from Glebe to a central Sydney cafe to return a manuscript by a recently-dead writer. While she walks, the reader enters the narrator's entire world: life with family and neighbours, narrow misses with cars, her singular friendships, dinner conversations and work. We learn of her adolescent desire for maturity and acceptance through a brush with religion, her anorexia, the exercise of that power when she was powerless in every other aspect of her life.' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted The Stella Prize
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