Joan London (Australian author)
Joan Elizabeth London (born 24 July 1948, Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian author of short stories, screenplays and novels.
She graduated from the University of Western Australia having studied English and French, has taught English as a second language and is a bookseller. She lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, with her husband Geoff.
London is the author of two collections of stories. The first, Sister Ships, won The Age Book of the Year (1986), and the second, Letter to Constantine, won the Steele Rudd Award and the West Australian Premier's Award for Fiction (both in 1994). The two were published together as The New Dark Age. She has published two novels, Gilgamesh and The Good Parents.
- Sister Ships (1986)
- Letter to Constantine (1993)
- New Dark Age (2004)
Awards and nominations
- 2009: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction for The Good Parents
- 2003: Tasmania Pacific Rim Region Prize Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
- 2002: The Age Book of the Year Fiction Award for Gilgamesh
- 2002: Miles Franklin Award Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
- 2002: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Shortlisted for Gilgamesh
- 1994: Steele Rudd Award for Letter to Constantine
- 1994: Western Australian Premier's Book Awards for Letter to Constantine
- 1986: The Age Book of the Year Book of the Year and Fiction Award for Sister Ships
- 1986: Western Australia Week Literary Award for Sister Ships
- Wilde, Hooton and Andrews (1994) p. 475-6
- "The Sydney Writers' Festival 2008".
- Wilde, W., Hooton, J. & Andrews, B (1994) The Oxford Companion of Australian Literature 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Oxford University Press
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