Amanda Curtin

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Amanda Curtin is author of novels Elemental (shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards) and The Sinkings, the short-story collection Inherited, and a new work of narrative non-fiction Kathleen O’Connor of Paris. In 2018 she was nominated for the Alice Award, a biennial award honouring Australian women who have made a long-term contribution to Australian literature. Amanda has a PhD in Writing and has worked as a freelance book editor for more than 30 years. She lives in Perth with her husband and an opinionated Siamese cat, and works in a backyard studio among magpies, doves and old trees.

Special interests:

  • literary fiction
  • historical fiction
  • short fiction
  • literary non-fiction
  • biography/family history
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