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Elisabeth Holdsworth Elisabeth Holdsworth i(A31067 works by) (birth name: Elisabeth Miriam Esther De Rijke-Nassau) (a.k.a. E. M. Holdsworth)
Born: Established: 1947 Middelburg, Zeeland,
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Netherlands,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: Dec 1959
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BiographyHistory

Holdsworth migrated to Australia from the Netherlands at the age of ten. She has lived in a number of countries and in a range of places within Australia including Melbourne and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 winner ABR Patrons' Fellow RAFT Fellowship For an essay exploring 'the nature of progressive Judaism as practised in Australia, Israel, and the United States'.

Awards for Works

'If This Is a Jew' 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 396 2017; (p. 49-57)

'For most of my life I have thought of myself as a secular Jew; fascinated by the turbulent history of the Jews, not part of synagogue life. All that changed in 2012. We were living in Goulburn, New South Wales, at the time. My husband was on the point of retirement and we were about to move back to Victoria. During winter, influenza and then pneumonia raged through the town; some people died. Despite being vaccinated, I too succumbed. One morning, I was convinced that someone had placed a ton of concrete on my chest. Something had. My next memory is of waking during the night in hospital in an isolation room, hooked up to tubes and monitors. A man was sleeping in an armchair next to the bed. I recognised him as the doctor who had admitted me, hours, days, years ago. I learnt later that he had been there most of that night pumping antibiotics into me.' (Introduction)

2017 winner ABR Patrons' Fellow RAFT Fellowship
An die Nachgeborenen : For Those Who Come After 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 288 2007; (p. 19-29)
2007 inaugural winner The Calibre Prize
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