Philomena

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Author
Location Lauderdale, Tasmania, Australia
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Introduction Philomena van Rijswijk is a poet, novelist and story-writer living in Tasmania. Her most recent novel, "The World as a Clockface", was published by Penguin. Her poems and short stories have been published in collections and literary journals in Australia, Ireland and India. Her work was included in "Best Australian Stories 2002" (Black Inc) and "Best Australian Poetry 2005" (UQP). Some of her stories have been translated into Hindi by Dr Aruna Sitesh and Dr Sitesh Aloke. One of the translated stories, "Shalimar Ke Bagh", was recently published in Sakshaktar (Sahity Academy). Her poetry collection, "Bread of the Lost", was published by Walleah Press in December 2012.
Interests Literary fiction, short stories, magic realism, fabulist fiction, Hispanic poets, surrealist poets, Spanish language, Arabic poets, Sufi poets, Latin music, middle eastern music
Favorite Movies Enchanted April, Gabbeh, My Family and Other Animals, Nostalghia, Destinations, The Weeping Camel
Favorite Music Souad Massi, Amina Alouai, Cheb Khaled, Tara Jaff, Caetano Veloso, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Mercedes Sosa
Favorite Books The Grapes of Wrath, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Women in Love, The Secret Garden, Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row

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