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Edwina Shaw

1982 around the time of being 'busted'





Ever since her brother started hearing voices, Edwina  Shaw has been fascinated by the workings of the human mind. Her first book Thrill Seekers is based on her brother’s battle with schizophrenia. Thrill Seekers was released in the UK and throughout the English-speaking world through Ransom Publishing UK and was shortlisted for the 2012 NSW Premier’s UTS/Glenda Adam’s award for new writing. It will be released in a new imprint through Raven Books UK in 2018.  Her children’s book In The Dark of Night – a ghost story – was released in late 2016 by Raven Books UK and selected for the nationwide library promotion Summer Reading Club.

She has kept a journal since her late teens and started writing fiction inspired by these in 2002. Her second novel manuscript, “Child of Fortune” is loosely based on her experiences establishing an English language school in Cambodia in the mid 1990’s while the Khmer Rouge waged its last terrorist attacks, kidnapping and killing foreigners. It was a finalist in the 2012 Amazon/Penguin US Breakthrough Novel Award.

She has also had numerous short pieces published in Australian and international literary journals. In 2008 she was awarded the Griffith REVIEW’s GREW Award for most promising new writer and her story “Mrs Sunshine” was included in Black Inc’s 2014 Best Short Stories collection.

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