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Kirsty Brooks Kirsty Brooks i(A58294 works by) (a.k.a. Kirsty Louise Brooks)
Born: Established: 1971 Whyalla, Whyalla area, Northern Eyre Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Daughter of Robert and Claire Brooks, Kirsty was born in Whyalla, but her family moved to Adelaide when she was four years old. She went to the Wilderness School in Medindie. A freelance writer and editor, Kirsty Brooks has a BA (Journalism) from the University of Adelaide (1994) and an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from the Adelaide Institute of TAFE (1999). In 1994 she was a trainee editor with Era Publications and in 1995 she worked for Autopsy Press as co-author of their youth guide and its associated website. From 1992-6 she was arts and music writer for dB Magazine, and she has also written for On The Street, Orb Magazine and The Republican. From 1995-9 she reviewed sites for Netsurfer Digest e-zine (US) and in 1999 reviewed books for Netsurfer Books e-zine. In 1996-7 she received a grant from the SA Youth Arts Board. In 1999 she was editor and press advisor for Popgun Graphics, administrative assistant and assessor for Driftwood Manuscripts and office administrator and editor for The South Australian Writers' Centre. She was guest speaker at the "Lighting the Fuse: Writing for Young and Old" conference at the University of Adelaide for the Association of Australian Writing Programs, and the Australian Chapter of the Romance Writers of America meeting, both in 1998. She has read at Writers' Caf and Fest West (1999) . Sean Williams, her partner, is an internationally published Science Fiction writer.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • South Australian

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Happiness Punch Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2004 Z1146089 2004 single work novel crime detective
2005 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
y separately published work icon The Vodka Dialogue Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2003 Z1049052 2003 single work novel detective humour
2004 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
y separately published work icon Lady Luck Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2002 Z971088 2002 single work novel crime
2003 nominated Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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