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Alice Nelson Alice Nelson i(A84359 works by)
Born: Established: Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Alice Nelson studied creative writing at the University of Western Australia prior to enrolling in the Masters program at the City University of New York. She worked in New York for a number of years before returning to Perth in 2004.

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y separately published work icon The Children's House New York (City) : Knopf , 2018 14401134 2018 single work novel

'Marina, 'the gypsy scholar', a writer and academic, and her psychoanalyst husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California, Marina a grad student and Jacob a successful practitioner and teacher who has a young son, Ben, from a disastrous marriage. The family moves to a brownstone in Harlem, formerly a shelter run by elderly nuns.

'Outside the house one day Marina encounters Constance, a young refugee from Rwanda, and her toddler, Gabriel. Unmoored and devastated, Constance and Gabriel quickly come to depend on Marina; and her bond with Gabriel intensifies.

'When out of the blue Marina learns some disturbing news about her mother, Gizela, she leaves New York in search of the loose ends of her life. As Christmas nears, her tight-knit, loving family, with Constance and Gabriel, join Marina in her mother's former home, with a startling, life-changing consequence.'   (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon The Last Sky North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2008 Z1510842 2008 single work novel

'British rule is coming to an end and so is Maya’s marriage. She drifts, wandering aimlessly through the crowded city streets. Captivated by an elderly Chinese man and his caged nightingale, she follows him home. But Ken Tiger is a man with a past. As Maya draws out his tale of lost love in wartime Shanghai, she pieces together other stories, other histories that will help her to imagine a new life for herself.' (Synopsis)

2009 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2009 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2007 winner T. A. G. Hungerford Award
y separately published work icon In Arcadia 2006 (Manuscript version)x401705 Z1368115 2006 single work novel
2006 winner T. A. G. Hungerford Award
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