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Camilla Nelson Camilla Nelson i(A6101 works by)
Born: Established: 1967 ;
Gender: Female
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Nelson grew up in Sydney, gained a Master's degree in history and worked on the ministerial staff in the New South Wales state government. She then travelled and worked overseas, and later enrolled in a Ph.D. in Women's Studies at the University of Sydney. She appeared at the 1999 Sydney Writer's Festival as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists of 1999. As a creative writing teacher she has lectured in writing at the University of Technology, Sydney and at the Sydney Writers' Centre. She has co-written screenplays and treatments for feature and documentary films.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Crooked Sydney : Bantam Books , 2008 Z1515920 2008 single work novel crime

'Corruption, prostitution, gambling, bent coppers, crooked politicians, honest crims. It's all in a day's work.

'Set against the back drop of the Askin government with events revolving around notorious crime identities Dick Reilly, Lennie McPherson and Johnny Warren, Crooked reveals the dark underbelly of Sydney during the late 1960s.

'Gus Finlay is a fresh-faced young detective who is transferred to the Criminal Investigation Branch after his partner has been exposed as running crooked.

'Sydney is a savage place. A series of violent killings escalate with a spectacular execution-style murder. When a black book with names of prominent politicians and members of the police force is discovered among the dead man's things, the case is blown wide open, and someone will have to pay...' (Publisher's blurb)

2009 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
y separately published work icon Perverse Acts Melbourne : Text Publishing , 1998 Z192926 1998 single work novel satire The government is keen to defend its narrow majority and deliver on its key policies. Family values. The freedom from Government Bill. The Get Rich Quick Taxation Scheme. And Lucretia, the only female member of the government, is on a quest of her own. Telling their stories in turn, Venus and M describe a world of sex, power and ruthless manipulation. But in the claustrophobic atmosphere of Parliament House, Canberra, in the Republic of Australia, the big picture is starting to fall apart. The newspapers are full of scandal. The party is broke. And M can see his dreams slipping away. (Back cover).
1999 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
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