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Anne-Marie Smith Anne-Marie Smith i(A119292 works by) (birth name: Anne-Marie Bordier)
Born: Established: 1944 Libourne,
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: Aug 1986
Heritage: French
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Anne-Marie Smith left France in 1968 and arrived in Australia via Zambia and Papua New Guinea in 1986. She spent 20 years in Western Australia where she worked with Migrants and Indigenous Australians. A linguist, educator and community worker, she has worked in prison education and for Amnesty International. Moving to Adelaide, she joined PEN and the Multicultural Writers Association of Australia for whom she has edited Culture is... Australian Stories across Cultures - an Anthology (Wakefield Press Oct 2008). Anne-Marie is a volunteer with SAWC and has enjoyed guidance from the Varuna Writers' Centre. She is busy is working on her life writings.

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y separately published work icon Culture Is ... : Australian Stories Across Cultures, An Anthology Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2008 Z1541103 2008 anthology short story poetry prose autobiography drama 'An initiative of the Multicultural Writers Association of Australia, Culture Is ... is a collection of vivid storytelling by established and emerging writers from around Australia, with a notable proportion of work from Indigenous Australians, South Australian, non-metropolitan writers, and women. Emerging writers are represented in the 45 selected pieces, which cover a range of authors from different linguistic origins. The 22 prose works, juxtaposed with 23 poems, have subtle contrasts and parallels. [...] Significantly, several poems are bilingual and have been either translated from English into the author's mother tongue or were written in a language other than English, then translated. These include poems in Chinese, Italian, Slovene and Spanish.' -- Publisher's media release.
2009 shortlisted Human Rights Awards Literature Non-Fiction Award
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