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Kalinda Ashton Kalinda Ashton i(A75310 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Melbourne-based Kalinda Ashton has written fiction, poetry and plays. She studied professional writing at RMIT. In 2007, Ashton became an assistant editor at Overland; she then served as fiction editor until late 2010.

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The Danger Game Enough : A Novel (Volume I) , 2008 single work novel

'"Sometimes the only way to manage the daily percolating drip of fear, the corrosive dread of debt and humiliation, is to embrace another sort of terror, to put oneself in danger."

'Alice and Louise are sisters united by a distant tragedy - the house fire their brother burnt to death in fourteen years ago. Alice teaches dirt-poor students at a state high school that the government wants to close while she pursues a tumultuouse relationship with a married man. Louse, a habitual liar and recovering heroin addict, has been playing "the danger game" since she was a child, and she can't stop. But when Louise decides to unravel the truth about her twin brother's death, and seeks out the mother that abandoned them, everything changes.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 winner International Awards Betty Trask Prize and Awards
2011 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2010 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
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