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Janette Turner Hospital Janette Turner Hospital i(A18890 works by)
Also writes as: Janette Turner ; Alex Juniper
Born: Established: 1942 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
Expatriate assertion
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1 About That Flag Janette Turner Hospital , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 41 no. 1-2 2015; (p. 166-170)
1 6 y separately published work icon The Claimant Janette Turner Hospital , Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2014 7190257 2014 single work novel

''So then, here it is. The unadorned un-self-flattering gospel, the never-before-told story our intricately intertwined lives ... Listen: I know things that no one else knows. Trust me.'

'Manhattan, 1996: the trial of the Vanderbilt claimant is finally coming to an end. The case - long, complex, riven with unknowns, attracting huge media and social interest - has been seeking to establish whether or not a certain man is the son of the fabulously wealthy and well-connected Vanderbilt family. The son went missing, presumed dead, while serving in the Vietnam war. There is huge fortune, prestige and status at stake. But is the man - a handsome cattle farmer from Queensland - really the Vanderbilt heir? And if so, why does he seem so reluctant to be found?

'From one of our foremost novelists, The Claimant is a compelling and ravishingly readable novel about the fluid, shifting and ultimately elusive nature of identity and the reasons why people seek to change their names, their identities or their personalities.' (Publication abstract)

1 On the Czech Slovak Border (From The Claiment, a work-in-progress) Janette Turner Hospital , 2012 extract novel
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 38 no. 1 & 2 2012; (p. 207-209)
1 Afterlife of a Stolen Child Janette Turner Hospital , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 167-208)
1 1 Forecast : Turbulence Janette Turner Hospital , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 151-166)
1 That Obscure Object of Desire Janette Turner Hospital , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 123-149)
1 Weather Maps Janette Turner Hospital , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 101-122)
1 The Condamine Crossroads Motel Janette Turner Hospital , 2011-2012 single work short story
— Appears in: The Monthly , December - January no. 74 2011-2012; (p. 54-57)
1 Waiting for Loitering Janette Turner Hospital , 2011 single work prose travel
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 67 2011; (p. 48-49)
1 17 y separately published work icon Forecast : Turbulence Janette Turner Hospital , Pymble : Fourth Estate , 2011 Z1803542 2011 selected work short story 'Forecast Turbulence is a breathtaking and exquisitely lyrical collection of nine short stories and one memoir piece from internationally acclaimed Australian author Janette Turner Hospital. Featuring a compelling and enigmatic cast of characters - a loner obsessed with the beautiful face of a neighbour; a militant religious cult; the mute skipper of a whale-watching boat; a teenager who hasn't set eyes on his father since the breakdown of his parents' marriage; the daughters of a charming family man (and paedophile); a child and his grandmother sitting out a hurricane; two vulnerable girls visiting their stepfathers in prison; a young woman deeply ashamed of what her father has become; and the grief-stricken parents of an abducted child - Turner Hospital sensitively weaves their stories of raw emotion, heartbreaking vulnerability and incredible resolve, revealing their quest to hold their centres and maintain equilibrium in a turbulent and uncertain world.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 The Genesis of Oyster : Janette Turner Hospital's Outback Odyssey Janette Turner Hospital , 2010 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Found in Fryer : Stories from the Fryer Library Collection 2010; (p. 188-189)
Hospital discusses two trips to outback Queensland which were inspiration for her novel Oyster.
1 Republic of Outer Barcoo Janette Turner Hospital , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Summer no. 30 2010; (p. 249-260) Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 35-54)
1 Weird People Janette Turner Hospital , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 200 2010; (p. 86-91) Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 21-34)
1 Moon River Janette Turner Hospital , 2009 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units)
— Appears in: One Book Many Brisbanes : Fourth Anthology of Brisbane Stories 2009; (p. 3-16) Forecast : Turbulence 2011; (p. 209-229)
1 Flesh in Armour : Introduction Janette Turner Hospital , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Flesh in Armour : A Novel 2008; (p. ix-xviii)
1 Fugitive Days Janette Turner Hospital , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 31 2008; (p. 46-49)

— Review of His Illegal Self Peter Carey , 2008 single work novel
1 An Excerpt from Janette Turner Hospital's Forthcoming Novel Orpheus Lost Janette Turner Hospital , 2007 extract novel (Orpheus Lost)
— Appears in: Critique : Studies in Contemporary Fiction , Summer vol. 48 no. 4 2007; (p. 345-353)
1 Falling into the Mirror Janette Turner Hospital , 2007 single work essay
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 2 no. 4 2007; (p. 6-7)
Janet Turner Hospital traces various literary and musical treatments of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
4 33 y separately published work icon Orpheus Lost Janette Turner Hospital , Pymble London : Fourth Estate , 2007 Z1364404 2007 single work novel (taught in 5 units)

'In this compelling reimagining of the Orpheus story, Leela May travels into an underworld of kidnapping, torture and despair in search of her lover, Mishka.

'Leela is a mathematical genius who escaped her hardscrabble Southern home town to study in Boston. It's there that she meets a young Australian musician, Mishka. From the moment she first hears him play, busking in a subway, his music grips her, and they quickly become lovers.

'Then one day Leela is picked up off the street and taken to an interrogation centre somewhere outside the city. There has been an 'incident', an explosion on the underground; terrorists are suspected, security is high. And her old childhood friend Cobb is conducting a very questionable interrogation. Over the years Cobb has never forgotten Leela and the secrets she knows.

'Now he reveals to her that Mishka may not be all he seems. That there may be more to him than growing up in the Daintree rainforest in northern Queensland in an eccentric musical family. Leela has already discovered on her own account that some nights when Mishka claims to be at the music lab are actually spent at a cafe. A cafe, Cobb tells her, known to be a terrorist contact point.

'Who can she believe?

'And then Mishka disappears.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon Janette Turner Hospital , 2006 extract novel (Orpheus Lost)
— Appears in: Nimrod , Fall-Winter vol. 50 no. 1 2006; (p. 1-11)
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