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Eva Sallis

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Name  Eva Sallis
Role  Novelist
Education  University of Adelaide

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Books  Dog Boy, Hiam, Mahjar, The marsh birds, The city of sealions

Dog Boy (novel)

Eva Sallis (also Eva Hornung) (born 1964) is an Australian novelist. She has won several awards, including The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Nita May Dobbie Literary Award for her first novel Hiam.



Eva Sallis was born in Bendigo. She has an MA in literature and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Adelaide. Sallis lived in Yemen while undertaking research for her PhD, and now lives and works in Adelaide.


Sallis's first novel, the best-selling Hiam, won the 1997 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the 1999 Nita May Dobbie Literary Award. Her second novel, City of Sealions, was well received, and her novel-in-stories, Mahjar won the Steele Rudd Award. Her 2005 book Fire Fire, told the story of gifted children growing up in a dysfunctional, loving family in 1970s Australia. Her 2009 novel Dog Boy won the 2010 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award for fiction. She is a human rights activist, helping to found the organisation Australians Against Racism.


  • Hiam (1998)
  • The City of Sealions (2002)
  • Mahjar (2003)
  • Fire Fire (2005)
  • The Marsh Birds (2006)
  • Dog Boy (2009) (as by "Eva Hornung")
  • Sheherazade Through the Looking Glass: The Metamorphosis of the 'Thousand and One Nights' (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures) (1999)
  • References

    Eva Sallis Wikipedia

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