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Emma Ashmere

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Emma Ashmere's new short story collection DREAMS THEY FORGOT is published by Wakefield Press, and is listed on the Sydney Morning Herald's 2020 Books To Read. "Ashmere's prose is precise, almost elusive, reading at times like poetry" BOOKS+PUBLISHING. Her short stories have been widely published and shortlisted for the 2018 Overland/NUW Fair Aust Prize, 2019 Newcastle Short Story Prize and the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. and longlisted for the 2020 Big Issue Fiction Edition, and 2020 Heroines Prize. Her debut novel The Floating Garden was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Press Network MUBA Prize. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and worked as a cook on film sets, an isolated cattle station, London pubs, Sydney cafés, and an ...more

Chronic Uncertainty: Books I Wish I’d Had When (Nearly) Everything Changed

  Today I’m celebrating the international day of people with disability in all its pride and diversity by recommending a few wonderful books written by people with lived experience of disability and chronic illness. The term in this post’s heading ‘chronic uncertainty’ is borrowed from Jacinta Parson’s excellent new memoir Unseen, mentioned below. It’s been […]
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The Floating Garden

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