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Monica Raszewski Monica Raszewski i(A88087 works by)
Born: Established: Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Polish
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Monica Raczewski was born of Polish descent. She has worked at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne as a librarian, and has been a freelance writer of fiction.

Monica Raszewski's play 'Forest' has been read and workshopped, and she was included in the 1995 Australian National Playwrights' Conference.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted Deborah Cass Prize
2010 State Library Victoria Fellowship Creative Fellowship To research a play that explores friendships, tensions between home and artistic endeavours, and mother–daughter relationships.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Archaeology of a Dream City London : Balestier Press , 2021 23338052 2021 single work novel

'Born and raised in Australia, Martha longs to return to Nadwodom, in a country called Czawa, where her parents and family grew up. As she stumbles upon the works of Marion Porter, an Australian photographer who once photographed the countryside in Czawa, Martha’s own journey to her family’s homeland begins to unfurl. There, she meets her cousin, Klara, and the two discover an uncanny relationship in which each sees herself in the other. Born and raised in Nadwodom, Klara helps Martha discover the multi-layered pattern that connects her present world and the history of a city that remains deep in the shadows of their family’s memories. In moving across time and borders, Martha gradually recognizes the source of her yearning and the connections between the dreams and images that haunt her.

'Monica Raszewski’s The Archaeology of a Dream City is a novel that explores the importance of remembering our histories and uncovering what has been lost. It is a story of the need to create, and a story of love that can only be lived when the past has been excavated.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2022 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
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