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Amanda Curtin is a book editor and writer. She has been Adjunct Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. She has been granted writing residencies in Australia, Scotland and Ireland.

She is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories, as well as individually published short stories. In 2018, she published the narrative non-fiction Kathleen O'Connor of Paris.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Elemental Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2013 Z1934957 2013 single work novel

'It has taken a lifetime for me to see that the more afraid people are of the darkness, the further into it they will flee.

'Nearing the end of her life, Meggie Tulloch takes up her pen to write a story for her granddaughter. It begins in the first years of the twentieth century, in a place where howling winds spin salt and sleet sucked up from icefloes.

'A place where lives are ruled by men, and men by the witchy sea. A place where the only thing lower than a girl in the order of things is a clever girl with accursed red hair. A place schooled in keeping secrets.

'Moving from the north-east of Scotland to the Shetland Isles to Fremantle, Australia, Elemental is a novel about the life you make from the life you are given.' (Publisher's blurb)

2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
Sarah's Ark 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 97 2004; (p. 85-92)
2003 joint winner University of Canberra National Short Story Competition
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