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Amy Espeseth Amy Espeseth i(A91751 works by) (a.k.a. Amy Ann Espeseth; Amy Ann Espeseth Turner)
Born: Established: Wisconsin,
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1998
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BiographyHistory

Amy Ann Espeseth holds a Master of Arts in creative writing from the University of Melbourne. She grew up in Barron, Wisconsin, USA. In mid-2011 Amy Espeseth took over as publisher of Vignette Press.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Downwind 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2011 2011; (p. 50-58)
2010 winner QUT Creative Writing Prize
y separately published work icon Trouble Telling the Weather 2011 (Manuscript version)x402176 Z1827805 2011 single work novel
2012 winner CAL Scribe Fiction Prize
y separately published work icon Sufficient Grace 2009 Brunswick : Scribe , 2012 Z1613099 2009 single work novel

'Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Wisconsin, part of an isolated religious community. The girls' lives are ruled by the rhythms of nature — the harsh winters, the hunting seasons, the harvesting of crops — and by their families' beliefs. Beneath the surface of this closed, frozen world, hidden dangers lurk.

'Then Ruth learns that Naomi harbours a terrible secret. She searches for solace in the mysteries of the natural world: broken fawns, migrating birds, and the strange fish deep beneath the ice. Can the girls' prayers for deliverance be answered?

'Sufficient Grace is a story of lost innocence and the unfailing bond between two young women. It is at once devastating and beautiful, and ultimately transcendent.' (From the publisher's website.)

2014 shortlisted Barbara Jefferis Award
2014 longlisted International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2013 joint winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
2014 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Fiction
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2013 longlisted The Stella Prize
2009 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer
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