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Helen Trinca Helen Trinca i(A32815 works by)
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y separately published work icon Madeleine : A Life of Madeleine St. John Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2013 Z1926171 2013 single work biography 'At the age of fifteen Madeleine saw herself as a painter and pianist, but Ms Medway peered down at Madeleine during her entrance interview in 1957 and announced: 'You know dear, I think you might write.'

Madeleine would write. But not for some time. The Women in Black, a sparkling gem that belied the difficulties that had dogged her own life, was published when Madeleine St John was in her fifties. Her third novel, The Essence of the Thing, was shortlisted for the 1997 Booker Prize, and she continued to write until her death in 2006.

Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer. After the death of her mother when Madeleine was just twelve, she struggled to find her place in the world. Estranging herself from her family, and from Australia, she lived for a time in the US before moving to London where Robert Hughes, Germaine Greer, Bruce Beresford, Barry Humphries and Clive James were making their mark. In 1993, when The Women in Black was published, it became clear what a marvellous writer Madeleine St John was.
2014 joint winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction With Gabrielle Carey's Moving Among Strangers.
2014 longlisted The Stella Prize
2014 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
2013 winner 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature The Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize
2013 shortlisted 'The Nib': CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature
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