In Episode 409 of So You Want To Be A Writer: You'll meet Irma Gold, author of The Breaking. Discover a new documentary about indie bookstores. Plus, we have 3 copies of the picture book Hello Baby! by AWC alumna Shelly Unwin to give away.
Writer in Residence
Irma (pronounced Ear-ma) is an award-winning author and editor. Her debut novel, The Breaking, won the NSW Writers Centre Varuna Fellowship and was awarded development grants by artsACT and CAPO. It was published by MidnightSun in March 2021.
Irma’s debut collection of short fiction, Two Steps Forward (Affirm Press), was selected from over 450 manuscripts to be published as the final in the Long Story Shorts series of six short fiction collections. Two Steps Forward was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for or won a number of awards.
Her short fiction has also been widely published in journals, including Meanjin, Island, Westerly, Review of Australian Fiction and Going Down Swinging, and in anthologies, including the tenth anniversary edition of Award Winning Australian Stories and Australian Love Stories, edited by Cate Kennedy.
Irma is also the author of three picture books for children, most recently Megumi and the Bear (Walker Books), with two more forthcoming, Seree’s Story (Walker Books) and Where the Heart Is (EK Books). Irma is passionate about childhood literacy and is Ambassador for the ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.
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