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Carolyn Van Langenberg Carolyn Van Langenberg i(A35120 works by)
Also writes as: C. J. R. Maj
Born: Established: 1948 Lismore, Lismore - Goonellabah, Lismore area, Far Northeast NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Carolyn Van Langenberg grew up in the rural hinterland of the far north coast of New South Wales, and later moved to live in the Blue Mountains. She has widely travelled in Southeast Asia and Europe.

Apart from her novels and appearances at literary festivals such as the Byron Bay Writers Festival, Van Langenberg also had short stories and poetry published in local and overseas magazines such as Kalimat: an Australian-Arabic literary quarterly, Shearsman, Aesthetica, and Carolina Quarterly. She was runner-up for the Eleanor Dark Foundation Varuna Fellowhip in 1991, and used the 2001 Literature Board (Australia Council) grant to research the writer G. M. Glaskin (q.v.). Van Langenberg has been an Honorary Associate in the Department of English, School of Letters, Art, and Media at the University of Sydney and presented a paper entitled 'Writing Penang' at the Penang Story - International Conference 2002 in Malaysia, which discussed the research necessary for writing her Fish Lips trilogy. After completing Blue Moon, Van Langenberg has concentrated on her poetry.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Blue Moon Briar Hill : Indra Publishing , 2004 Z1161397 2004 single work novel

In Blue Moon, urban conservationist Badul Mukhapadai tries to save Penang, Malaysia, from developers and falls in love with the clean air of Byron Bay, Australia, where he consummates his passion for the prickly historian, Gillian Hindmarsh. (Publisher blurb)

2000 highly commended Marian Eldridge Award
y separately published work icon Fish Lips Briar Hill : Indra Publishing , 2001 Z915869 2001 single work novel In Fish Lips, Rose, Li-tsieng's paramour, becomes a ghost when the Japanese bombed Penang in 1941. Was she ever real? (Publisher blurb)
2000 shortlisted International Awards David T.K. Wong Fellowship
Description of a Woman Who Knots an Arm and a Leg in a Plastic Bag 1988 single work short story
— Appears in: Fictions 88 1988; (p. 82-87)
1988 runner-up ABC / ABA Bicentennial Literary Award For the State of the Art Short Story Award
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