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Andrew Lindsay Andrew Lindsay i(A31398 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 ;
Gender: Male
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Andrew Lindsay was a cadet reporter for the National Times before leaving journalism for acting and street theatre. In the late 1970s he studied at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris. Lindsay returned to Sydney and in 1982 formed, with Nicoletta Boris, the theatre company Red Weather for which he also wrote and acted. In 1990 Lindsay was a freelance actor in Canberra before moving to Melbourne where he worked on four oral histories of Collingwood and succeeded with his fiction writing.

Lindsay was a recipient of Literature Board Writer's Project Grants in 1993 and 1994. He has been an Artist in Residence several times, at various universities and schools. In 1995 he won the Radio National Books and Short Story Competition and in 1996 he was a joint winner at the 1996 Jim Hamilton Award. He was living in Sydney in 2003.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 shortlisted The Fair Australia Prize Fiction Prize for 'Fatal'.
2008 joint winner Australian Centre Literary Awards Peter Blazey Fellowship $10,000 awarded to support the writing of 'The God of Morphine'.
2007 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers $25,000 for literary non-fiction writing

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Manly 2011 (Manuscript version)x402177 Z1827808 2011 single work novel
2012 shortlisted CAL Scribe Fiction Prize
The Fearless Note 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Extempore , November no. 3 2009; (p. 97-101)
2009 winner National Jazz Writing Competition
y separately published work icon The Breadmaker's Carnival St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1998 Z386212 1998 single work novel humour 'Gianni Terremoto is a baker. He is on a quest to bake his way into history. Gianni's lover's breasts have become the baker's mental mould for his rolls and sourdoughs and his daughter Francesca is about to become enshrined as the new local saint, their carnival martyr. In the year in question Good Friday and April Fool's Day coincide. Gianni, born an April Fool, decides to bake a hot cross bun the like of which there's never been. The ensuing hallucinations and food poisoning derail the entire town.' (Publication summary)
1996 joint winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Jim Hamilton Award
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