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Josephine Rowe Josephine Rowe i(A86140 works by)
Born: Established: 1984 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Josephine Rowe has worked variously as a bookseller, artists’ model, creative writing teacher and usherette, and in 2011 was the Australian representative at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program.

– Author's website

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Literature Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups     $43,600 
2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants B.R. Whiting Studio, Residencies $20,000.00
2014 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Emerging Writers 14-15 Fiction

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Here Until August : Stories Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2019 15891844 2019 selected work short story

'A masterful collection of horizons and departures, heartbreak and seduction, from an internationally acclaimed Australian author.

'These superbly crafted stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are travelling beyond the boundaries of their known worlds. We meet them negotiating reluctant partings, navigating uncertain returns or biding the disquieting calm that often precedes decisive action.

'An agoraphobic French émigré watches disturbing terrorist footage as she minds a dog named Chavez. A young couple weather the interiority of a Montreal winter, more attuned to the illicit goings-on of their neighbours than to their own hazy, unfolding futures. A Melbourne writer of real-estate listings reflects on the stifling power of shared history as she wonders what life might be like over the fence. Other stories play out in places just beyond the brink of familiarity: flooded townships and distant lakes, sunlit woodlands or paths bright with ice, places of unpredictable access and spaces scrubbed from maps.

'From the Catskill Mountains to Snowy Mountains, the abandoned island outports of Newfoundland to the sprawl of an Australian metropolis, this scintillating collection from one of Australia’s most gifted writers shows us how the places we inhabit shape us in ways both remote and intimate.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
2020 winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2020 shortlisted The Stella Prize
Glisk 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 32) The Best Australian Stories 2017 2017; (p. 94-107) Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 166-182)

'We are wading out, the five of us. I remember this. The sun an hour or two from melting into the ocean, the slick trail of its gold showing the way we will take.'

2016 winner ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
y separately published work icon A Loving, Faithful Animal St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2016 8994781 2016 single work novel

'Your father. His head is a ghost trap. It's all he can do to open his mouth without letting them all howl out. Even so, you can still see them, sliding around the dark behind his eyes …

'It is New Year's Eve, 1990, and Ru's father has disappeared again. Haunted by the horrors of the Vietnam War, Jack has been an erratic – and at times violent – presence in his family's life. Meanwhile, Ru's sister, Lani, is constantly fighting with their mother, both suffocated by the small country town where they live. And then there's Les, Jack's brother, destined to be on the periphery, but harbouring his own desires.

'As each of the five reckons with the past, what emerges is an incandescent portrait of one family forever scarred by war. Tender, brutal, and heart-stopping in its beauty, A Loving, Faithful Animal is a hypnotic novel by one of Australia's brightest talents.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2017 shortlisted Voss Literary Prize
2017 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2017 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
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