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Rosie Scott

Rosie Scott is an internationally published award-winning writer who has published six novels, a collection each of short stories, poems and essays and edited two anthologies. Her award-winning play Say Thank You to the Lady was the basis for the film Redheads, which received several international prizes. She is a permanent member of the Council of Australian Society of Authors, received the Sydney PEN Award, and she and Tom Keneally were nominated for the Human Rights Medal. She was a co-founder of Women for Wik. She was nominated for the education section of 100 most influential people in Sydney for her work in mentoring and teaching asylum seekers. Her last novel Faith Singer was on the international list of 50 Essential Reads by Contemporary Writers compiled by the Orange committee, the Guardian and Hay Festival. Her latest book is A Country Too Far, an anthology on asylum seekers co-edited with Tom Keneally. In 2016 she was awarded the Special Prize at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

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