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Corrie Hosking Corrie Hosking i(A58166 works by) (a.k.a. Corinna Hosking)
Born: Established: 1973 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Corrie Hosking grew up in the Adelaide Hills. In 1996 she was awarded the Colin Thiele Scholarship for Literature and in 1997 she was selected as the Australian representative for Interplay, The International Young Playwright's Festival. Her success continued in 1999 when she was awarded a grant by the Queen's Trust for Young Australians for overseas travel as well as a SAYAB Project Grant. She was the inaugural winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2002, her book being published and launched in 2004. At the time of the launch she was completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Adelaide University and studying for a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. In 2005 she was one of those selected as the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists.

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y separately published work icon Ash Rain Black Dream Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2004 Z1101663 2004 single work novel

'A bushfire in Dell's childhood still haunts her. She dreams up new starts, but her spilling stories cannot over-write the past.

'Evvie dances into Dell's life. She has run as far as she can from her family, but the ocean keeps calling her back.

'Evvie's daughter, Luce, is most at home in the company of creatures. All she wants is her collection of bugs and a guinea pig for Christmas.

'Dell meets Patrick in the pub, but he's going back to Scotland. Her life finally rupturing, Dell follows. She leaves a hole that Evvie and Luce struggle to fill. They must find each other again, without Dell. And Dell must discover how love works half a world away.

'Ash Rain explores the corners and crevices where love can grow in unexpected ways.' (Synopsis)

2005 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2002 winner Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature South Australian Literary Awards Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award As 'Black Dream'.
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