Kylie Tennant





Kylie Tennant

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born
Manly, Sydney, Australia
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Kylie Tennant was born in Manly, NSW, in 1912. In 1932, she married Lewis Charles Rodd. Her first novel, Tiburon, won the S. H. Prior Memorial Prize in 1935. and further novels saw her develop her social-realist style. However, her work is much more complex than suggested by the term social realism, although she conducted first-hand research to give her novels authenticity, once even spending a week in gaol. Her best known novel is The Battlers (1941) which won the S.H. Prior Memorial Prize in 1940 and the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 1941. Other of her works embrace travel, biography, work for children and dramatic works. In 1980 Kylie Tennant was made AO. She died in 1988.
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1935: S. H. Prior Memorial Prize awarded by T
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Average rating: 4.01 · 108 ratings · 15 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
The Battlers
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1941 — 7 editions
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Ride on Stranger
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1943 — 3 editions
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The Honey Flow
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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The Man on the Headland
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Foveaux
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1939 — 2 editions
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Tell Morning This
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1967
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The Missing Heir: The Autob...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Tiburon
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1935
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Tantavallon
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1983
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Evatt, Politics And Justice
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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