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Emma Ashmere

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Emma Ashmere's new short story collection DREAMS THEY FORGOT (Wakefield Press) is 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 & shortlisted including: Overland/NUW Fair Aust Prize, Newcastle Short Story Prize, Commonwealth Short Story Prize & longlisted for Big Issue Fiction Edition & Heroines Prize. Her debut novel The Floating Garden was a finalist for the Small Press Network Book of the Year MUBA 2016. 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 art school in the south of France. She has a MA in Creat ...more

Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award 2021 finalists announced…

…and I’m thrilled to be one of them! My thanks to all at Spineless Wonders. From the media release: Twelve finalists have been selected for the 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award by judge Roanna Gonsalves. The finalists were chosen from a field of 100 submissions which included short story collections as well as novellas […]
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The Floating Garden

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Dreams They Forgot

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