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Sue Woolfe Sue Woolfe i(A10145 works by) (birth name: Suzanne Mary Woolfe)
Born: Established: 1950 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Sue Woolfe grew up in the Blue Mountains and was educated at the universities of Sydney and New England. She has worked as a teacher, scriptwriter, editor and documentary film-maker.

Woolfe's first novel Painted Woman (1989) was runner-up in the ABC Bicentennial Awards and she later adapted the novel for performances on stage and radio. With Kate Grenville she published Making Stories (1993), a study of literary works in progress from authors such as Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally and Helen Garner.Woolfe wrote her second novel, Leaning Towards Infinity (1996) with assistance from the Australia Council, and won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best book from the South-East Asia and South Pacific Region. She has since published a number of essays and short stories and edited the anthology Wild Minds: Stories of Outsiders and Dreamers (1999).

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Awards for Works

Do You Love Me or What? 2017 selected work short story

'Do You Love Me or What? is a collection of eight sparkling, nuanced short stories from one of Australia’s most celebrated and loved writers. Written in elegant, shimmering prose, Sue’s stories are woven with themes encompassing love, loss and yearning, memory and identity, the desert and water, and people who live on the periphery of society. Her sentences are spare and evocative, yet paint fully realised pictures that speak of the poignant, shared experiences of the nature of relationships, past and present.'

2018 highly commended SWW Book Awards Fiction
Leaning Towards Infinity : How My Mother's Apron Unfolds into My Life 1996 single work novel This is the story of Frances Monrose, an Australian woman with no formal mathematics training who carried across the world in a suitcase bulging with a friend's balldresses, something no one knew about - the discovery of a new number. It is also the story of Hypatia, her daughter, who is also cursed by mathematics. (Source: Trove)
1997 winner International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book from the Region Award
1996 shortlisted NBC Banjo Awards NBC Banjo Award for Fiction
1996 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
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