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Steven Carroll Steven Carroll i(A31183 works by) (a.k.a. Steve Carroll)
Born: Established: 1949 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Steven Carroll studied at La Trobe University and taught English in secondary schools before playing in bands during the 1970s. He later turned his attention to playwriting and became a lecturer at RMIT. Carroll has been the theatre critic for the Sunday Age (Melbourne).

Carroll's novel A World of Other People was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards with Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North; his novels have regularly appeared on the shortlist for the Miles Franklin Award.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship $100,000 for fiction.
2009 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Three month residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, 1 February 3 May 2010
2005 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $25,000 for fiction.

Awards for Works

A New England Affair 2017 single work novel historical fiction

'Why do some nights feel as though they were always waiting to happen? Or have already happened and will again? And why don't we know it then? Why is it only afterwards we say, yes, that was when my life turned?'

'1965. The great poet, TS Eliot, is dead. Hearing the news, the seventy-two year old Emily Hale points her Ford Roadster towards the port of Gloucester, where a fishing boat will take her out to sea, near the low, treacherous rocks called the Dry Salvages, just off Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Over the course of that day, clutching a satchel of letters, Emily Hale slips between past and present, reliving her life with Eliot – starting with that night in 1913, the moment when her life turned, when the young Tom Eliot and Emily Hale fell deeply in love with each other. But Tom moved to London to fulfil his destiny as the famous poet ‘TS Eliot', and Emily went on to become his muse – the silent figure behind some of the greatest poetry of the 20th century – his friend and his confidante. But never did she become his lover or his wife.' (Publication Summary)

2018 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
Forever Young 2015 single work novel

'The latest novel by acclaimed novelist Steven Carroll, winner of the Prime Minister's Award and the Miles Franklin Award.

'And is nostalgia not so much a longing for a place or a time, as a longing for youth itself?'

'Forever Young is set against the tumultuous period of change and uncertainty that was Australia in 1977. Whitlam is about to lose the federal election, and things will never be the same again. the times they are a'changing. Radicals have become conservatives, idealism is giving way to realism, relationships are falling apart, and Michael is finally coming to accept that he will never be a rock and roll musician.

'A subtle and graceful exploration of the passage of time and our yearning for the seeming simplicities of the past, Forever Young is a powerfully moving work - clear. beautiful, affecting - by one of our greatest authors.

'Carroll ... transmutes the grey facts of daily life into light and luminous art.' Geordie Williamson, the Australian.' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2016 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
2016 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
A World of Other People 2013 single work novel historical fiction 'Set in 1941 during the Blitz, A World of Other People traces the love affair of Jim, an Australian pilot in Bomber Command, and Iris, a forthright Englishwoman finding her voice as a writer.The young couple, haunted by secrets and malign coincidence, struggles to build a future free of society's thin-lipped disapproval. The poet T.S. Eliot, with whom Iris shares firewatching duties, unwittingly seals their fate with his poem 'Little Gidding', one of the famous Four Quartets.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 joint winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction With Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
2014 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
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