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Cory Taylor Cory Taylor i(A72043 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Southport, Southport area, Gold Coast, Queensland, ; Died: Ceased: 5 Jul 2016
Gender: Female
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8 13 y separately published work icon Dying : A Memoir Cory Taylor , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016 9509534 2016 single work autobiography

'A moving and heartfelt meditation on life and death, from a celebrated Australian author.

'Cory Taylor's debut novel, Me and Mr Booker, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and her second, My Beautiful Enemy, was shortlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Award. Her latest and final work is in response to her being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

'Controversy and debate surrounding assisted dying continues to escalate, and at the most difficult time in her life Cory has chosen to her add her voice.

'Dying: A Memoir, while beautifully written, doesn't pull any punches when it comes to examining our personal rights in death. Cory begins the book by explaining that she has bought life-ending drugs online from China—she doesn't blanch from the issues around assisted dying.

'Cory's extraordinary and provocative book details her intense love for her family, her joys and regrets, her rage at a life cut short and her personal views on how to have a 'good death'.

'Throughout the book, Cory's wit, compassion and sparkling intelligence shine through, making this one of the great reading experiences of the year.' (Publication summary)

1 The White Experiment Cory Taylor , 2016 single work novella
— Appears in: Griffith Review , no. 54 2016; (p. 244-269)
1 Claiming the Dead Cory Taylor , 2015 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Griffith Review , April no. 48 2015; (p. 174-193)
1 Unsuitable Cory Taylor , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Bumf 2014;
1 10 y separately published work icon My Beautiful Enemy Cory Taylor , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2013 Z1926181 2013 single work novel

'"I was blinded by his beauty. In the one or two photographs I've kept of him I can still see it. He stares out of them almost miserably, as if his loveliness is an affliction. Not that I saw it that way, at least not in the beginning. In the beginning I thought it was a kind of miracle."

'Arthur Wheeler is haunted by his infatuation with a Japanese youth he encountered in the enemy alien camp where he worked as a guard during WW2. Abandoning his wife and baby son, Arthur sets out on a doomed mission to rescue his lover from forced deportation back to Japan, a country in ruins.

'Thus begins the secret history of a soldier at war with his own sexuality and dangerously at odds with the racism that underpins the crumbling British Empire.

'Four decades later Arthur is still obsessed with the traumatic events of his youth. He proposes a last reunion with his lost lover, in the hope of laying his ghosts to rest, but this mission too seems doomed to failure.

'Like Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Snow Falling On Cedars, My Beautiful Enemy explores questions of desire and redemption against the background of a savage racial war. In this context, Arthur's private battles against his own nature, and against the conventions of his time, can only end in heartache.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Continental Drift Cory Taylor , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Summer no. 34 2011; (p. 77-83)
1 Monkey Business i "-Don't look them in the eye, she said. The find it confronting. With your", Cory Taylor , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Griffith Review , [Autumn] no. 31 2011; (p. 229)
2 14 y separately published work icon Me and Mr Booker Cory Taylor , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2011 Z1759961 2011 single work novel

Looking back, Martha could've said no when Mr Booker first tried to kiss her. That would've been the sensible thing to do.

'But Martha is sixteen, she lives in a small dull town—a cemetery with lights—her father is mad, her home is stifling, and she's waiting for the rest of her life to begin. Of course Martha would kiss the charming Englishman who brightened her world with style, adventure, whiskey, cigarettes and sex. But Martha didn't count on the consequences.

'Me and Mr Booker is a story about feeling old when you're young and acting young when you're not.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 Wildlife Cory Taylor , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010; (p. 213-219) One Book Many Brisbanes : Fifth Anthology of Brisbane Stories 2010; (p. 96-105)
'How to find your inner echidna. When the battle to save a scrappy piece of suburban bushland turns violent, Steph realises a lot more is at stake then law and order'.
1 y separately published work icon Bandaged Bear and the Birthday Party Cory Taylor , Peter Townsend (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2002 Z1493975 2002 single work picture book children's
1 y separately published work icon Bandaged Bear Series Cory Taylor , 2001 2001- Z1768004 2001 series - author picture book children's
1 y separately published work icon Bandaged Bear Saves His Breath Cory Taylor , Peter Townsend (illustrator), Sydney : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z1493984 2001 single work picture book children's
1 1 y separately published work icon Bandaged Bear and the Broken Bones Cory Taylor , Peter Townsend (illustrator), Lindfield : Scholastic Press Scholastic Press , 2001 Z1003844 2001 single work picture book children's
1 1 y separately published work icon Rat and the Rude Cap [and] Rat and the Big Stink Rat Tales 2 Cory Taylor , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 1999 Z1089650 1999 selected work children's fiction children's
1 1 y separately published work icon Rat's Lucky Day [and] Rat Goes Fishing Rat Tales 1 Cory Taylor , Sydney : Scholastic Australia , 1999 Z1089642 1999 selected work children's fiction children's
1 y separately published work icon Rat Tales Cory Taylor , 1999 1999- Z1768006 1999 series - author children's fiction children's
1 form y separately published work icon Alterations Cory Taylor , ( dir. Julian Pringle ) Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1988 8221530 1988 single work film/TV

'Two stories of a single marriage. Part one belongs to Anne. She is having an affair with Michael, Richard's best friend. Their friends are unaware of the liaison, but Richard knows. Part two belongs to Richard. Richard is in love with Eleanor, another woman he met in Paris. Anne and Richard are equally capable of disloyalty but the outcome of Ann's affair is very different from the outcome of Richard's.'

Source:

[Television guide], Canberra Times, 7 March 1988, p.8.

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