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BiographyHistory

Melbourne-based Lisa Lang is the author of the non-fiction title E. W. Cole: Chasing the Rainbow. Lang was selected in 2007 for the Australian Society of Authors' mentorship program.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to travel to Ireland to attend short story workshops with Tessa Hadley.
2011 Literature Board Grants Grants for Emerging Writers $25,000 for fiction writing.
2007 recipient ASA Mentorship

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Utopian Man 2009 Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2010 Z1624138 2009 single work novel historical fiction

'It's the 1880s and Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. Eccentric entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the sprawling Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him, or supports his favourite causes: a giant squid, a brass band, monkeys, a black man whose skin has turned white, a Chinese tea salon, and of course, hundreds of thousands of books.

'When Edward decides to marry he advertises for a wife in the newspaper, shocking and titillating the whole town. To everyone's surprise he marries his broadsheet bride and the Arcade grows into a monumental success.

'But the 1890s depression hits Melbourne - and Edward - hard, and the death of one of his children leaves him reeling. Grief, corruption and a beautiful, unscrupulous widow all threaten to derail his singular vision. But it's not until he visits Chinatown one night - and his own deeply suppressed past - that the idealist faces his toughest challenge.

'Utopian Man is the story of a man who lives life on his own terms, and leaves behind a remarkable legacy.' (Publisher's blurb)

2011 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2011 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2010 special mention The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards Barbara Ramsden Award Awarded to the author, Lisa Lang and the publisher's editor, Ali Lavau.
2010 highly commended The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award
2010 inaugural winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards People's Choice Award
2010 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Fiction
2009 joint winner The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript) Joint winner with Night Street by Kristel Thornell.
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