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Melanie Tait Melanie Tait i(A93060 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Melanie Tait studied theatre in Australia at the University of Wollongong. She founded the Itchy Feet Company in 2001 in London and later moved to a position as Artistic Director of Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington in London. She returned to Australia in 2005 to take up further study. In 2010 she was working in Canberra, Australian Captial Territory, as an ABC producer.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient ACT Arts Grant $11,800 to assist with costs of completing and editing a book of fiction
2012 recipient ACT Arts Grant to assist with costs of an international mentorship, in 2012 - $8,500

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Fat Chance : My Big Fat Gastric Banding Adventure Chatswood : New Holland , 2010 Z1676128 2010 single work autobiography

'Written in the form of an extended blog, Fat Chance is a funny and honest account of Melanie Tait's unfolding journey through her fat life, before, during and after lap band surgery. It follows her struggles with being overweight, how she came to have the operation, what the operation feels like, her slow progress to thin and ultimately the challenge of living with a band. It also tells the stories of others who have had the band: those it's worked well for, other's where it hasn't, as well as inside information from doctors and health professionals.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2011 commended Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
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