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Candida Baker Candida Baker i(A18108 works by) (a.k.a. Candida Drewe)
Born: Established: 1955 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1977
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Candida Baker first visited Australia in 1975 with a Royal Shakespeare Company production; she emigrated in 1977 and later became an Australian citizen. Baker has studied Australian literature and drama, and published articles, critical works and fiction. She has worked as a journalist with the Age, Time Australia, the Times on Sunday, Good Weekend and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Nesting Instinct 1993 single work short story
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 7 no. 2 1993; (p. 103-106) Redoubt , no. 18 1994; (p. 54-59) The Powerful Owl 1994; (p. 153-162)
1993 second Antipodes Short Story Contest
1993 second University of Canberra National Short Story Competition Open Section
y separately published work icon Women and Horses Sydney : Picador , 1990 Z54329 1990 single work novel
1989 runner-up The Australian / Vogel National Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript)
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