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Anna Krien Anna Krien i(A78957 works by)
Born: Established: Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Anna Krien has written journalism, essays, fiction and poetry. She grew up in St Kilda and 'lived the normal Australian childhood, flattening 20 cent coins on tram tracks, eating icy-poles, making smoke bombs out of ping pong balls, bringing home numerous stray cats, and struggled with an addiction to vanilla essence.'

When she was eighteen years old Krien 'won the Australian Press Council Secondary Award...' As a journalist, she has been published in the Big Issue, the Monthly magazine, the Age newspaper Voiceworks, COLORS, Frankie and Dazed & Confused.'

Krien's debut book was Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests (2010). Reviewing this title, Peter Mares described Krien's style in the following terms: 'Like the award-winning books of Anna Funder (Stasiland, 2002) and Chloe Hooper (The Tall Man, 2008), Into the Woods is narrative non-fiction, what might have been called New Journalism in the United States in the 1960s or reportage in pre-war Europe. Krien uses literary devices and acknowledges her own place in the story, sharing her personal views and responses.' ('Forest Wars: An outsider's journey through selective truths.' Australian Book Review 326 (2010): 55-56.)

Krien's second book was Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals (2012).

Major source: Author's Website, (Sighted 08/09/10)

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Act of Grace Carlton : Black Inc. , 2019 16790517 2019 single work novel

'Australian soldier Toohey returns from Baghdad in 2003 with shrapnel in his neck, crippled by PTSD and white-knuckling life. In the Iraq of a decade earlier, aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son Uday, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Melbourne as the millennium turns, Robbie, faced with her father’s dementia and the family silences that may never find voice, tests boundaries. And in the present day, Gerry seeks to escape his father Toohey’s tyranny and heal its wounds.

'These characters' worlds intertwine across time and place, in a brilliant story of fear and sacrifice, trauma and survival, and what people will do to outrun the shadows. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and cultural reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance: the damage that one generation bestows upon the next, and the potential for transformation.

'This is a searing, powerful and utterly original work by an exceptional Australian writer. It will leave you changed.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Fiction
2020 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Book Award
2020 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2020 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
y separately published work icon Night Games : Sex, Power and Sport Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2013 6019769 2013 single work prose

'"The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface. By morning, the head of the sexual crimes squad confirmed to journalists that they were preparing to question two Collingwood players ... And so, as police were confiscating bedsheets from a townhouse in South Melbourne, the trial by media began."

'What does a young footballer do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games. Night games with women. Sometimes these involve consensual sex, but sometimes they don’t, and sometimes they fall into a grey area.

'In the tradition of Helen Garner’s The First Stone comes a closely observed, controversial book about sex, consent and power. In Night Games, Anna Krien follows the rape trial of an Australian Rules footballer. She also takes a balanced and fearless look at the dark side of footy culture – the world of Sam Newman, Ricky Nixon, Matty Johns and the Cronulla Sharks.

'Both a courtroom drama and a riveting work of narrative journalism, this is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 shortlisted British Sports Book Awards New Writer of the Year
2014 winner William Hill Sports Book of the Year
2014 winner Davitt Award Best True Crime Book
2014 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
2014 shortlisted The Stella Prize
2013 shortlisted Walkley Award
2014 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Non-Fiction
y separately published work icon Into the Woods : The Battle for Tasmania's Forests Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2010 Z1752662 2010 single work autobiography travel (taught in 2 units)

'For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of old-growth forests. Loggers and police face off with protesters deep in the forest, while savage political games are played in the courts and parliaments.

'In Into the Woods, Anna Krien, armed with a notebook, a sleeping bag and a rusty sedan, ventures behind the battlelines to see what it is like to risk everything for a cause. She speaks to ferals and premiers, sawmillers and whistle-blowers. She investigates personalities and convictions, methods and motives. This is a book about a company that wanted its way and the resistance that eventually forced it to change.

'Updated with a new afterword, Into the Woods is intimate, intrepid reporting by a fearless new voice.' (Publication summary)

2011 shortlisted Ashurst Business Literature Prize
2011 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Award for Non-Fiction
2012 shortlisted The National Year of Reading 2012 Our Story Collection Tasmania
2011 shortlisted Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature
2011 shortlisted Mark and Evette Moran Nib Award for Literature
2011 co-winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature Mark and Evette Moran Nib Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2011 inaugural winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards People's Choice Award
2011 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate
2011 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Non-Fiction Book
2011 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Newcomer of the Year
2010 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
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