Emily Bitto

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Emily Bitto is the author of Stella Prize winning novel The Strays (Affirm Press, Aus and Twelve, US). She has a Masters in literary studies and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald, Meanjin, Heat, the Australian Literary Review and The Big Issue Fiction Edition. The Strays was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, the Indie Prize and the Dobbie Award, and won the 2015 Stella Prize. Emily Bitto lives in Melbourne where she co-owns the Carlton winebar, Heartattack & Vine.

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  • @Phosphorescent As if I’d never noticed the way she brushed her hair from her forehead

    Congratutions to my brilliant friend Sarah Holland-Batt @the_shb for this incredible poem in @NewYorker https://t.co/RqKJDdReUH

    RT @WesterlyMag: The 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript opens this week@uwapublishing for manuscripts of fiction, crea…

Emily Bitto has written a very stylish and enjoyable debut novel.

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