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Amanda Curtin

Amanda Curtin is the author of novels Elemental (2013) and The Sinkings (2008), short story collection Inherited (2011), and the narrative non-fiction title Kathleen O'Connor of Paris. Elemental was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, and in 2016 was published in the UK. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Griffith Review, Southerly, Island, Indigo, Westerly, Review of Australian Fiction and several anthologies. She has also worked as a book editor for many years. Amanda lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat, and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.


Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (Shortlisted 2014)
Patricia Hackett Prize for Best Contribution to Westerly (Winner 2001)
University of Canberra National Short Story Award (Winner 2003)
Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award (Winner 1996)

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