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Andrew O'Connor Andrew O'Connor i(A90733 works by)
Born: Established: 1978 Warragul, Warragul area, West Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Andrew O'Connor studied arts at the University of Melbourne. He has travelled and worked in central and northern Australia and in Japan.

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y separately published work icon Tuvalu Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2006 Z1216444 2006 single work novel humour

'A love story of sorts, Tuvalu tells the story of Noah Tuttle, who is glumly and aimlessly living a half kind of life in a cheap rundown hostel in the seamier margins of Tokyo, a place overrun with feral cats and cockroaches. He teaches mediocre English to disinterested students, sleeps with his girlfriend, Tilly, when she's around, drinks beer when he can afford it, and generally avoids other people and their expectations. Nothing much happens to him - until, that is, he meets the wealthy, captivating and completely self-absorbed Mami Kaketa, a supremely selfish creature who leaves people like so much litter in her wake, so brazen and capricious she should come with a health warning.

'A blackly funny, inconclusive and strangely beguiling story of ennui, escape, exile and dreams.' (Publisher's blurb)

2008 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2007 winner South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
2005 winner The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
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