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Joan London (Australian author)

Language  English
Nationality  Australian

Name  Joan London
Role  Australian author
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Notable works  Gilgamesh, The Good Parents
Notable awards  Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, Age Book of the Year Fiction Award, Patrick White Award
Education  University of Western Australia
Books  Gilgamesh, The Good Parents, The Golden Age, The New Dark Age, Jack London and his d

Joan Elizabeth London (born 24 July 1948) is an Australian author of short stories, screenplays and novels.

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She graduated from the University of Western Australia having studied English and French, has taught English as a second language and is a bookseller. She lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, with her husband Geoffrey.

London is the author of two collections of stories. The first, Sister Ships, won The Age Book of the Year (1986), and the second, Letter to Constantine, won the Steele Rudd Award and the West Australian Premier's Award for Fiction (both in 1994). The two were published together as The New Dark Age. She has published three novels, Gilgamesh, The Good Parents and The Golden Age.

She was awarded the Patrick White Award in 2015.

She is married to Geoffrey London, formerly the Victorian Government Architect.

Awards and nominations

  • 2015: Prime Minister's Literary Award for The Golden Age
  • 2015: Patrick White Award
  • 2015: Nita Kibble Literary Award for The Golden Age
  • 2015: Miles Franklin Award shortlisted for The Golden Age
  • 2009: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction for The Good Parents
  • 2003: Tasmania Pacific Rim Region Prize Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
  • 2002: The Age Book of the Year Fiction Award for Gilgamesh
  • 2002: Miles Franklin Award Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
  • 2002: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
  • 1994: Steele Rudd Award for Letter to Constantine
  • 1994: Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Letter to Constantine
  • 1986: The Age Book of the Year Book of the Year and Fiction Award for Sister Ships
  • 1986: Western Australia Week Literary Award for Sister Ships
  • References

    Joan London (Australian author) Wikipedia


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