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Rebekah Clarkson Rebekah Clarkson i(A68689 works by)
Born: Established: Karoonda, Karoonda - Peebinga area, Mallee area, Murray - Mallee area, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Rebekah Clarkson has a Bachelor of Arts in Aboriginal Studies and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, where she also completed a PhD on the process of creating a collection of interconnected short literary fiction pieces: her first novel, Barking Dogs, is one she calls a 'novel in stories'.

She has worked in Indigenous affairs and dance education and has taught creative writing at the University of Adelaide and the University of Texas, Austin. Her work has been shortlisted for such prestigious awards as the Alan Marshall Short Story Award, the Carmel Bird Award, and the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2013 shortlisted Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section for May Twentieth
2013 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend workshops as part of the 13th International Conference of the Short Story in English in Vienna.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dancing on Your Bones Strawberry Hills : Spineless Wonders , 2014 11447670 2014 single work short story

''This was what you wanted: to have somewhere you were meant to be.'

'Donna is struggling with change. After moving into a new town, seeing her daughter start school and getting a job with the local drop-in centre, she feels more mixed up and out of place than her five-year-old. Life is complicated. There is the seemingly impenetrable kindy mother’s group, the bottles of Grange her husband keeps receiving from property developers and the erotic dreams she is having about her new boss.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2014 finalist
The Five Truths of Manhood 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 355 2013;
2013 shortlisted ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
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