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Kirsten Tranter Kirsten Tranter i(A7187 works by)
Born: Established: 1972 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

'Kirsten Tranter grew up in Sydney and studied English and Fine Arts at the University of Sydney. She lived in New York between 1998 and 2006, where she completed a PhD in English on Renaissance poetry at Rutgers University. She now lives in Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $45,000.00

2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Fiction
2014 runner-up The Joanne Burns Award For 'Turing Test Study Guide'

Awards for Works

Once Again : Outside in the House of Art 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 401 2018; (p. 20)

'The setting is a gorgeous, somewhat decayed, many-roomed Georgian mansion in upstate New York, near the Hudson, in 2012. Nine screens placed around a darkened gallery space each show a room of the house, most of them occupied by a person and a musical instrument: a willowy woman in a slip on a chaise longue, arms wrapped around a cello; a dark-skinned man seated at an ornate desk leaning intently over a bass guitar. There is a man at a grand piano in a room with densely patterned wallpaper, at a drum kit in a kitchen doorway, on a bed with a guitar next to a naked woman. A naked man in a bathtub holds a guitar, not seeming to mind that it dips into the bubbly water. They all wear headphones, listening attentively, mostly unmindful of the camera. One screen shows the front verandah on which a disparate group of people are gathered, standing, sitting, straddling the balcony rail. One by one the musicians take up their instruments.' (Introduction)

2018 runner-up The Calibre Prize
y separately published work icon Hold Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2016 9178727 2016 single work novel

'A haunting, hypnotic and enticing novel of grief and desire, by one of Australia's finest, most assured novelists.

'Three years ago, Shelley's lover, Conrad, died in a surfing accident. Now, still in a state of subdued grief, Shelley has just moved into an old Victorian terrace in Paddington with David, her new partner, trying for a new beginning. At home one morning, Shelley discovers a door to a small intriguing room, which is not on the plans. There is a window, a fireplace and a beautiful chandelier. But nothing else.

'When Shelley meets a man who seems to be Conrad's uncanny double, the mysterious room begins to dominate her world, becoming a focus for her secret fantasies and fears, offering an escape which also threatens to become a trap. A waking dream of a novel, HOLD is spellbinding, sensual and unsettling.' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2017 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
y separately published work icon A Common Loss Sydney : HarperCollins , 2011 Z1828563 2011 single work novel 'They were originally five. Elliot. Brian. Tallis. Cameron. And Dylan - charismatic Dylan - the mediator, the leader, the man each one turned to in a time of crisis. Five close friends, bonded in college, still coming together for their annual trip to Las Vegas.

'This year they are four. Four friends, sharing a common loss: Dylan′s tragic death. A common loss that, upon their arrival in Vegas, will bring with it a common threat: one that will make them question who their departed friend really was, and whether he is even worthy of their grief.' (From the publisher's website.)
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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