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

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships 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
2009 inaugural poet-in-residence Cafe Poets Program (Victorian Railway Arts and Antiques and Cafe, Albert Park, Victoria)

Awards for Works

Glisk Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016 single work short story
2016 winner ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
A Loving, Faithful Animal 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
Tarcutta Wake 2012 selected work short story 'A mother moves north with her young children, who watch her and try to decipher her buried grief. Two photographers document a nation's guilt in pictures of its people's hands. An underground club in Western Australia plays jazz to nostalgic patrons dreaming of America's Deep South. A young woman struggles to define herself among the litter of objects an ex-lover has left behind. In short vignettes and longer stories, Josephine Rowe explores the idea of things that are left behind: souvenirs, scars, and prejudice. Rowe captures everyday life in restrained poetic prose, merging themes of collective memory and guilt, permanence and impermanence, and inherited beliefs.' Source: (Sighted 02/07/2012).
2013 longlisted International Awards Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
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