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James Halford James Halford i(A71849 works by)
Also writes as: J.K. Ishmael Saul
Born: Established: 1983 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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James Halford had a nomadic childhood, going to school in the UK, US and Australia, and he has continued to travel widely. After graduating with honours in literature from the University of Queensland, he spent a year teaching English in Beijing, and a year in South America, including four months as a volunteer at a public school in Argentina. He then took up studies for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.

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y separately published work icon Requiem with Yellow Butterflies Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2019 15837582 2019 single work novel romance

'An Australian writer and a Mexican scientist fall in love reading great Latin American books aloud. But it takes a decade of journeys across the region, together and apart, for them to learn to read each other.

Requiem with Yellow Butterflies is a love story and travel memoir that unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of Latin America in the 2000s. It takes us on a 1200-kilometre question-mark shaped loop through the newly socialist republics of the “pink tide,” to a requiem mass for Mexico’s disappeared and eventually back to Australia.

Through evocative, unexpected pairings of southern hemisphere places and authors – Jose María Arguedas’s Andes and Judith Wright’s Cooloola coast, the Argentine pampa and the central Queensland brigalow country – the book explores distinct but parallel postcolonial literary traditions, the disordering state of love and the strangeness of coming home.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 finalist Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
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