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.
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.
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