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Lucy Treloar Lucy Treloar i(A137883 works by)
Also writes as: Rosie MacDonald
Born: Established:
Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT and has worked as a writer and editor, in Australia and Cambodia, where she lived for a number of years. She has taught creative writing at RMIT and Writers Victoria. 

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Most Referenced Works


Personal Awards

2020 recipient City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants for Days of Innocence
2020 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups  $42,000 
2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants Literature Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups $43,225.00

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Wolfe Island Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2019 17117918 2019 single work novel

'Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation...

'Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself - with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl - unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests...'

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2020 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction
2020 winner Barbara Jefferis Award
2020 longlisted Voss Literary Prize
2020 longlisted Booksellers Choice Award Adult Fiction Book of the Year
2020 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2020 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year
y separately published work icon Salt Creek Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 8775071 2015 single work novel historical fiction

'Salt Creek is set in the Coorong in the 1850s: a remote, beautiful and inhospitable coastal region in the new province of South Australia, which has been opened to graziers willing to chance their luck. Among them are Stanton Finch and his family, including sixteen-year-old Hester Finch.

'Once wealthy political activists, the Finch family has fallen on hard times. Cut adrift from the polite society they were raised to be part of, Hester and her siblings make connections where they can: with the travellers passing along the nearby stock route - among them a young artist, Charles - and the Ngarrindjeri people they have dispossessed. Hester witnesses the destruction of their subtle culture and begins to wonder what civilization is. Was it for this life and this world that she was educated?'

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2016 winner Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2016 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2016 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2016 shortlisted The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
2016 winner Indie Awards Debut Fiction
2017 longlisted International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2015 longlisted Colin Roderick Award
2016 shortlisted Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
y separately published work icon The Things We Tell Ourselves 2012 (Manuscript version)17117901 Z1938736 2012 single work novel
2013 Varuna Awards and Fellowships Varuna Fellowships Publisher Fellowship
2012 winner Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award
2011 recipient Australian Society of Authors Mentorship ASA Mentorship
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