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Irma Gold is an author, editor and reader. Her critically acclaimed debut collection of short fiction, Two Steps Forward (Affirm Press), was shortlisted for or won a number of awards. Irma’s short fiction has been widely published in journals, including Meanjin, Westerly, Island, Review of Australian Fiction and Going Down Swinging, and in anthologies like Australian Love Stories edited by Cate Kennedy, and the tenth anniversary edition of Award Winning Australian Writing 2017.

Irma’s debut novel won the NSW Writers Centre Varuna Fellowship and was awarded development grants by artsACT and CAPO. It will be published by MidnightSun in 2021.

Irma is also the author of three picture books for children, most recently Megumi and the Bear (Walker
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Dream realised: on being a debut author


Releasing a book into the world is both terrifying and exhilarating, even more so when it’s your debut.


It’s a precarious business being a writer. As John Steinbeck once said:


The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.


For debut writers, entering into the world of publishing for the first time often brings with it a confusing cocktail of doub

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