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Maggie MacKellar Maggie MacKellar i(A85838 works by)
Born: Established: 1973 ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Maggie MacKellar is a writer, shearers’ cook and occasional farm hand. She lives on the east coast of Tasmania.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2009 Peter Blazey Fellowship For her work in progress, Anatomy of a Grief. Published in 2010 as When It Rains : A Memoir.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon When It Rains : A Memoir North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2010 Z1727163 2010 single work autobiography

'When Maggie's vibrant young husband, father to a five-year-old daughter and an unborn son, dies tragically, Maggie is left widowed and due to give birth three months later to their second child. Then her beloved mother, backbone of the family, mother to three children, grandmother to two, dies suddenly of aggressive cancer. In two short years, Maggie's life has shattered. After a year, she gives up trying to juggle single motherhood and the demands of an academic career and returns with her children to the family farm in central western New South Wales to take stock and catch a breath. The farm becomes a redemptive, healing place for Maggie and her children as they battle the heat and drought that only the Australian landscape can offer. She throws herself into the horses, sheep, ducks and chickens and slowly, finally, realises she has found a new shape for herself. Written by a brilliant new talent, When It Rains is a meditation on grief and the vagaries of the human condition, and a stunning memoir about piecing back together a life, and moving forward, one step at a time.' (Publisher's description)

2011 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Non-Fiction Book
2011 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Non-Fiction Prize
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