Andrea Goldsmith: Invented Lives
Acclaimed Melbourne writer Andrea Goldsmith discusses her new novel. From Soviet Russia to 1980s Melbourne, Invented Lives, is a powerful story of exile and longing, fractured lives and new beginnings, unforgiveable acts and enduring love.
Andrea Goldsmith originally trained as a speech pathologist and was a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people unable to speak. Her first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published in 2009, and The Memory Trap was awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize. Her literary essays have appeared in Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Best Australian Essays, and numerous anthologies. She has mentored many emerging writers.
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