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Robyn Cadwallader Robyn Cadwallader i(A75283 works by)
Gender: Female
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Robyn Cadwallader has taught in the English Department at Flinders University. She has researched and written about St Margaret of Antioch, a thirteenth century Christian martyr and dragon-slayer.

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y separately published work icon Book of Colours Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2018 13526246 2018 single work novel historical fiction

'London, 1321: In a small shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent book, an illuminated manuscript of prayers, a book of hours. Even though the commission seems to answer the aspirations of each one of them, their own desires and ambitions threaten its completion. As each struggles to see the book come into being, it will change everything they have understood about their place in the world. In many ways, this is a story about power - it is also a novel about the place of women in the roiling and turbulent world of the early fourteenth century; what power they have, how they wield it, and just how temporary and conditional it is.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 winner Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
2019 shortlisted Voss Literary Prize
y separately published work icon The Anchoress Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2015 8222438 2015 single work novel

'From a remarkable new Australian author comes The Anchoress, a story set in the thirteenth century within the confines of a stone cell measuring seven paces by nine. Told largely from the perspective of a woman who tries to shut away the world by becoming an anchoress, literally entombing herself for life inside a tiny cell, it tells us so much about how what it is to be human. Tiny in scope, but universal in themes, it is a wonderful, wholly compelling fictional achievement. ' (Publication summary)

2016 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2016 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2016 shortlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
2016 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2016 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
The Day for Travelling 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: ACTWrite , February vol. 18 no. 1 2012; (p. 13-15) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 295-301)
2011 winner ACT Writers Centre's Literary Awards Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award
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