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Hoa Pham Hoa Pham i(A46 works by) (a.k.a. Hoa Pham-Davis)
Born: Established: 1972 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Vietnamese
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Hoa Pham was born in Australia of Vietnamese descent. She was awarded a Masters Degree in Psychology and has worked as a student adviser at the University of Melbourne. In 1999 she participated in a mentorship scheme funded by the Australia Arts Council at the Varuna Writers' Centre and was a contributor to The Women's Power Handbook edited by Joan Kirner and Moira Rayner. In 2007 she was an Asialink Literature Resident in Vietnam. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Melbourne, and in 2011 was studying for a doctorate in writing at the University of Western Sydney. She also edits an Asian-Australian on-line journal, Peril.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2009 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Six week residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, 2010
2009 Glenfern Fellowships
2006 Asialink Literature Residency Program For travel to Vietnam.

Awards for Works

The Other Shore 2014 single work novella fantasy

'This book tells the story of Kim, a 16 year old psychic hired by the Vietnamese government to reunite the remains of the dead with their descendants. This is a delicate meditation on the nature of ghosts, belief and how the future is shaped by the past.' (Publisher's summary)

2014 winner Viva La Novella Award
Vixen 2000 single work novel fantasy 'Civil unrest forces the fox fairy to flee from Vietnam to the land of "the new gold mountain" - Australia. She is a spirit able to take the form of a woman or a fox at will. Vixen is her story - from the Imperial Citadel and country Vietnam to Melbourne suburbs and the Ballarat bush where spirits are everywhere'. Source: author's website.
2001 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2001 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2000 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Best Novel
Fox Wedding HQ Magazine , Sept/Oct 1998 single work short story
1997 runner up HQ Magazine Short Story Contest
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