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Carolyn Leach-Paholski Carolyn Leach-Paholski i(A74339 works by) (a.k.a. Carolyn Leach)
Born: Established: 1961 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Carolyn Leach-Paholski received a BA in 1984, and a Grad. Dip. in Librarianship in 1987, both from Melbourne University. She has worked as a reference librarian and project officer at Deakin University, and as publications officer in government and non-government organisations.

Leach-Paholski's awards and and prizes include: HQ Magazine short story prize 1997, Verandah National Poetry Prize 1998, The Somerset National Poetry Prize 2002 (formerly The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize), runner up Wildcare Tasmanian Nature Writer's Prize 2003. A novel in progress, The Grasshopper Shoe, was shortlisted for both a Varuna Manuscript Development Award and The David T.K. Wong Fellowship at the University of East Anglia (UK).

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y separately published work icon The Grasshopper Shoe Canberra : Pandanus Books , 2005 Z1217008 2005 single work novel historical fiction

Set in southern China in the mid 1860s, this is the story of a French explorer-scientist and a young Chinese woman who meet during a cholera outbreak and fall in love. Lucien Battard sets out for the Far East on a doomed mission to disprove Darwin's theory of evolution by collecting enough exotica to prove the infinite mind of God. The story unfolds against a backdrop of cultural differences - social, historical and religious.

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2006 shortlisted South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
Grass 2003 single work short story historical fiction
— Appears in: Island , Winter-Spring no. 93-94 2003; (p. 72-81)
2003 joint runner-up Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize
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