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Carrie Tiffany (born 1965) is an English-born Australian novelist and former park ranger.



Tiffany was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and migrated to Australia with her family in the early 1970s. She grew up in Perth, Western Australia. In her early twenties she worked as a park ranger in Central Australia.

She moved to Melbourne in 1988 where she began work as a writer, focusing mainly on agriculture. Tiffany took up writing fiction and completed a creative writing course. She completed a master's degree in Creative Writing at RMIT University and is working towards her doctorate at La Trobe University. [1]

Tiffany's debut novel, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living , was a remarkable success on its release in 2005, winning several awards and shortlisted for some major awards, including the Miles Franklin Award and the Orange Prize.

Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was published in 2012, while her third novel, Exploded View, was published in 2019 to critical acclaim. [2] [3]

Awards and nominations



  1. "Carrie Tiffany, Author/Agriculturalist Journalist". Booked Out Agency. Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  2. "Exploded View review: Carrie Tiffany's powerful and poetic novel of violation". Sydney Morning Herald . 12 April 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. "'Exploded View' by Carrie Tiffany". The Monthly . March 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. "First and foremost: Guardian First Book Award 2006". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 1 August 2007.
  5. "The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction: Shortlist 2006". State Library of Australia. Archived from the original on 9 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  6. "Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, Shortlist 2007, Wednesday 01 August 2007". Orange Prize. Archived from the original on 4 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  7. Qian, Jinghua (12 November 2019). "Winners announced for the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards". ArtsHub Australia. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  8. "Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 shortlist announced". Books+Publishing. 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  9. "ALS Gold Medal 2020 shortlist announced". Books+Publishing. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.

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