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Julie Szego Julie Szego i(A65196 works by)
Gender: Female
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'Julie Szego began her career as a lawyer before switching to journalism, spending over 12 years at The Age newspaper. She is a freelance journalist and Fairfax columnist, writing on a wide range of social, cultural and gender issues. Her first book, The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama, was shortlisted for the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction, the 2015 Davitt Crime Writing Award for Non-fiction and the 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Award in the Multicultural category.'

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y separately published work icon A Long Way from No Go Cheltenham : Wild Dingo Press , 2018 14754117 2018 single work autobiography

'This is a memoir of an Aboriginal woman, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. Through one woman’s story, this book shines a light on the shameful treatment and betrayal of first Australians by individuals and social institutions since European take over. This is a story of resilience, courage and Tjanara’s remarkable capacity to overcome unending barriers. She is an inspiration to all fellow Australians and more specifically to the disenfranchised, marginalised and voiceless Indigenous communities.'

source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Autobiography / Biography / Memoir
2018 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
y separately published work icon The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama Cheltenham : Wild Dingo Press , 2014 7180718 2014 single work non-fiction

' How did a young Somali man end up in gaol for the rape of a woman he had never met, in an over-28s nightclub he was too young to be admitted to, in a Melbourne suburb he had never visited? In the style of literary non-fiction comes a gripping true story that will appeal to mystery, crime and ‘CSI’ aficionados and anyone interested in justice for all, in the midst of cultural diversity.

'In 2010, nearly 18 months after Jama’s incarceration, his conviction was overturned when a mother’s profound faith in her son’s innocence, a prosecutor’s tenacious pursuit of truth and justice and a defence lawyer’s belief in his client, brought forth revelations that overturned one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Victorian legal history.' (Publication abstract)

2015 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2015 winner Davitt Award Best True Crime Book
2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
2015 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction
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