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Krissy Kneen Krissy Kneen i(A73241 works by)
Born: Established: 1968 ;
Gender: Female
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Krissy Kneen has an MA in Creative Writing from the Queensland University of Technology. Her short dramas and documentaries have been screened on SBS television and she has worked at Brisbane's Avid Reader Bookshop. In 2007 Kneen co-founded the independent publisher Eatbooks.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2019 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $40,000
2017 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Board Fellowship Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $50,000.00
2015 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Queensland Writers Fellowships

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Wintering Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2018 13939860 2018 single work novel mystery

'‘Hello. Jessica Weir? I’m sorry, miss, but this was the last number—’ ‘Matthew’s on his way home. He should be here soon.’ And only the ocean breathing into the silence as if her own chest were rising and falling without fail. As if his heart were still beating. As if nothing in the world had changed. ‘We’ve found a car, miss. No sign of a driver.’

'WHEN Jessica’s partner disappears into the dark Tasmanian forest, there is of course the mystery of what happened—the deserted car, the enigmatic final image on his phone. There is the strange circle of local women, widows of disappeared men, with their edgy fellowship and unhinged theories. And the forest itself: looming over this tiny settlement on the remote tip of the island.

'But for Jessica there is also the tight community in which she is still a stranger and Matthew was not. What secrets do they know about her own life that she doesn’t? And why do they believe things that should not—cannot—be true? For her own sanity, Jessica needs to know two things. Who was Matthew? And who—or what—has he become?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance
2019 finalist Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
2019 longlisted Colin Roderick Award
2019 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2019 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
y separately published work icon An Uncertain Grace Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017 10604471 2017 single work novel

'Some time in the near future, university lecturer Caspar receives a gift from a former student called Liv: a memory stick containing a virtual narrative. Hooked up to a virtual reality bodysuit, he becomes immersed in the experience of their past sexual relationship. But this time it is her experience. What was for him an erotic interlude, resonant with the thrill of seduction, was very different for her—and when he has lived it, he will understand how.


'A convicted paedophile recruited to Liv’s experiment in collective consciousness discovers a way to escape from his own desolation.

'A synthetic boy, designed by Liv’s team to ‘love’ men who desire adolescents, begins to question the terms of his existence.

'L, in transition to a state beyond gender, befriends Liv, in transition to a state beyond age.

'Liv herself has finally transcended the corporeal—but there is still the problem of love.

'An Uncertain Grace is a novel in five parts by one of Australia’s most inventive and provocative writers. Moving, thoughtful, sometimes playful, it is about who we are—our best and worst selves, our innermost selves—and who we might become.' (Publication summary)

2018 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Long Work
2018 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2017 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novel
y separately published work icon Eating My Grandmother : A Grief Cycle St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2015 8656311 2015 selected work poetry

'I pick a grain of her, stolen from the urn place it on my tongue. Her body. My blood.

'She lodges in me.

'Bereft after her grandmother's death, Krissy Kneen began writing these poems in an attempt to make sense of her loss. This powerful work offers a kaleidoscope of fitful dreams, tender memories and heart-struck musings that shine new light on our own mortality.' (Publication summary)

2014 winner The Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize
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