Jo Dutton Jo Dutton i(A35541 works by)
Born: Established: 1963 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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Jo Dutton was born in Adelaide and spent her early childhood in the Solomon Islands. She moved to Central Australia to live in the early 1990s.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • Born in SA but moved elsewhere

Personal Awards

2015 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards ZipPrint Short Story Award for It's a Privilege to Live in Arrernte Country
2006 Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers $25,000 for fiction writing
2004 winner ABC Radio Regional Production Fund Short Story Project ABC Radio Short Story Competition for The Tide is Running Out

Awards for Works

From Alice with Love 2013 single work novel romance

'After the end of a long-term relationship, Alicia's life is at a crossroads when news that her mother is critically ill takes her back to her childhood home of Alice Springs.

'Though she hasn't consciously intended to remain in central Australia, when Alicia is offered a job setting up a school on an indigenous outstation she decides to stay. Surrounded by the mesmerising beauty of the desert, Alicia takes charge of the new school, and though the challenges are substantial, she finds the work deeply fulfilling.

'When Alicia meets Patrick through her work she's instantly attracted to him. Patrick shares much of Alicia's outlook on life and their relationship flourishes until they hit a crisis regarding their future together...

'From Alice With Love is both a beautiful love story and a thought-provoking novel set in the exotic red centre of Australia.'

2014 shortlisted Northern Territory Literary Awards Chief Minister's Book of the Year Award
Out of Place 2006 single work novel
2009 shortlisted Northern Territory Book of the Year Award
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