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Mandy Sayer

Mandy Sayer won the Vogel Award with her first novel, Mood Indigo. Since then, she has published five works of fiction and six works of non-fiction, including the memoirs Dreamtime Alice, winner of the National Biography Award; Velocity, winner of the Age Book of the Year for Non-Fiction and the South Australian Premier’s Award for Non-Fiction; and The Poet’s Wife, shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Award. Her study of Romani culture, Australian Gypsies: Their secret history, was published to acclaim in 2017. She lives in Sydney with her husband, playwright and author, Louis Nowra.

Books from this author
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Australian Gypsies
October 2017
Since the arrival of the First Fleet there have been Gypsies in Australia, yet their experiences have never been included in any official histories. In  Australian Gypsies
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Misfits & Me
October 2018
'I fell in love with my first misfit at the age of three. He was a disabled man in a wheelchair who sold newspapers every afternoon outside the Empire Hotel in Annandale. Whenever I glimpsed him in the distance I would break into a run, jump onto his lap, and smother him with kisses.'