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Nicholas Shakespeare Nicholas Shakespeare i(A66205 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 ;
Gender: Male
Visitor assertion Arrived in Australia: 1999
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BiographyHistory

Nicholas Shakespeare visited Tasmania in February 1999. On his return to England he applied for residency and discovered that he had a family history connection in Tasmania. On his return to Tasmania in late 1999, Shakespeare pursued the connection which he published in the essay Kemp & Potter.

Shakespeare lives in Tasmania for six months of the year and returns to Britain for the other six months.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Inheritance London : Harvill Secker , 2010 Z1707578 2010 single work novel

'Andy Larkham is late. He is due at the funeral of his favourite school teacher, who once told him: "It's hard work being anyone." It's especially hard for Andy - stuck in a dead-end job, terminally short of cash and with a fiancée who is about to ditch him. When the funeral leads to unexpected consequences, Andy has to ask himself: how far will he go to change his life?

'From early-twentieth-century Turkey to modern day London, Nicholas Shakespeare takes us on an extraordinary journey that explores the temptations of unexpected wealth, the secrets of damaged families and the price of being true to oneself. At once a love story spanning many decades and a tragedy of betrayal and missed opportunities, it is a romance for our times.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
y separately published work icon Secrets of the Sea London : Harvill Press , 2007 Z1410813 2007 single work novel Following the death of his parents in a car crash, eleven-year-old Alex Dove is torn from his life on a remote farm in Tasmania and sent to school in England. Twelve years on he must return to Australia to deal with his inheritance. - back cover (London, 2007 imprint)
2009 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2008 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2008 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize Europe and South Asia Best Book
y separately published work icon In Tasmania London : Harvill Press , 2004 Z1156480 2004 single work prose Shakespeare weaves his personal history and that of his forebears with the history of Tasmania from the time of European settlement onwards.
2007 winner Tasmania Book Prizes Tasmania Book Prize
2005 finalist Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book
2005 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Non-Fiction Prize
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