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Jo Dutton Jo Dutton i(A35541 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Jo Dutton was born in Adelaide and spent her early childhood in the Solomon Islands. She moved to Central Australia to live in the early 1990s. Her first novel was published in 1997, and shortlisted for a Western Australian Premier's Award the following year. Later novels have been twice nominated for the Northern Territory Literary Awards.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Born in SA but moved elsewhere

Personal Awards

2015 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards ZipPrint Short Story Award for It's a Privilege to Live in Arrernte Country
2006 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers $25,000 for fiction writing
2004 winner ABC Radio Regional Production Fund Short Story Project ABC Radio Short Story Competition for The Tide is Running Out

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon From Alice with Love Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2013 7228114 2013 single work novel romance

'After the end of a long-term relationship, Alicia's life is at a crossroads when news that her mother is critically ill takes her back to her childhood home of Alice Springs.

'Though she hasn't consciously intended to remain in central Australia, when Alicia is offered a job setting up a school on an Indigenous outstation she decides to stay. Surrounded by the mesmerising beauty of the desert, Alicia takes charge of the new school, and though the challenges are substantial, she finds the work deeply fulfilling.

'When Alicia meets Patrick through her work she's instantly attracted to him. Patrick shares much of Alicia's outlook on life and their relationship flourishes until they hit a crisis regarding their future together...

'From Alice With Love is both a beautiful love story and a thought-provoking novel set in the exotic red centre of Australia.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2014 shortlisted Territory Read Book of the Year Chief Minister's Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon Out of Place Milsons Point : Random House , 2006 Z1260180 2006 single work novel

'Three generations of women search for love and acceptance

'Daughter of Italian immigrant Eve, and mother of beautiful Jasmine and headstrong Ella, Nina’s life has always been bound to those of other women.

'For the girl who longed for freedom and art, her dreams seem distant when she finds herself raising her daughters with only her mother’s support. Out of Place charts Nina’s course through life, from her girlhood, when her mother’s European ways are a puzzle and an embarrassment, through her troubled marriage to a man who is always looking elsewhere for happiness, to her struggles as a mother.

'But just when these three generations of feisty women seem to be pulling together and looking to a happier further, where their lives and loves can be balanced by distance and independence, a tragic accident tears them apart.

'Set against the beaches of Perth and the searing heat and harsh beauty of Central Australia, Jo Dutton delicately illustrates the frustrations, problems, joy and love that each of these generations gives and takes from each other as Nina learns, through heartbreaking lessons, that come what may, her life will always be touched by these three amazing women.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (2013 ed.).

2009 shortlisted Territory Read Book of the Year
This Town Is Too Small i "This town in too small", 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2004 2004; (p. 71-72)
2004 finalist Northern Territory Literary Awards Dymocks Red Earth Poetry Award
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