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Emily Ballou Emily Ballou i(A36010 works by)
Born: Established: 1968 Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1991
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Emily Ballou undertook post-graduate studies at the University of Sydney. She is a poet, novelist and screenwriter. In 1996, she was a recipient of the then, Australian Film Commission (AFC) New Screenwriters Scheme for her first feature screenplay Sadie X-Ray. She has worked with Gillian Armstrong adapting Helen Hodgman's Waiting for Matindi for the screen, and wrote the short film Mittens, directed by Emma Freeman, which was Fox Searchlight's 2004 contender for the Academy Awards. She was one of The Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists of 2003.

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Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Dance Academy ( dir. Ian Watson et. al. )agent 2010 Australia Melbourne : ABC Television Werner Film Productions , 2010- Z1732091 2010 series - publisher film/TV children's

A co-Australian and German television series, Dance Academy revolves around Tara Webster, a young woman who has grown up on property in outback Australia all the while dreaming of becoming a dancer. When she makes it into the National Academy of Dance, Tara realises that her life is about to change forever. As the series progresses, she also comes to realise that she is not alone in this journey.

2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
2013 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series Television Nominated for Series Three
2013 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
2012 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series Nominated for series two.
2012 nominated International Awards The International Emmy Awards Children & Young People
2011 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
form y separately published work icon Geography ( dir. Tony Ayres ) Australia : 2010 Z1679236 2010 single work film/TV

Adapted from Sophie Cunningham's best-selling novel, Geography is a contemporary love story about young Australian Catherine and older LA-based ex-pat Michael.

2010 selected Aurora Script Workshop
y separately published work icon The Darwin Poems Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2009 Z1588477 2009 selected work poetry To lose your mother at the age of eight. To spend five years at sea, circumnavigating the globe, unsure whether you will ever return home. To watch your favourite daughter die and almost never speak her name again. To survive years of incurable illness and crippling stomach pains. To live with the fear that the knowledge inside you could wreck your marriage and destroy all that your society holds dear. To have twenty years of work nearly eclipsed by a younger man. To create a new kind of faith that will change the world. Emily Ballou's beautifully imagined verse-portrait of Charles Darwin's life saves the man from the legend, bringing to light a fragile and deeply-felt humanity, capturing the textures of his work and dreams, the noise and touch of his wife and children, his inner doubts and questions. It is the story of a man at the brink of a revolutionary theory; a man whose dogged, lifelong determination to pursue the truth, despite the cost to his health, never undermined his intense feelings of devotion to those he loved. (Publisher's Blurb)
2010 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2010 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2010 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2009 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
2009 highly commended Anne Elder Award
2009 winner Australian Centre Literary Awards Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry
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