Brief bio

Tangea Tansley was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in East Africa, completed her schooling in South Australia, lived and worked as a journalist, editor and public relations consultant in South Africa, the UK, the Far and Middle East, the USA and Australia. Following the death of her second husband, she enrolled at university, graduating with first-class honours in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia followed by a doctorate in cross-cultural literature at Murdoch University. Currently based in Perth, she is the author of several books including the critically acclaimed historical novel A Break in the Chain, the psychological drama Out of Place, the memoir Our Grand Design,  the grieving book For Women Who Grieve and ghost for Ethnee Holmes a Court’s memoir Heytesbury Stud. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have been published, broadcast and anthologised in Africa, Asia and Australia. She is the winner of the 2015 Launceston Tasmania Literary Award and joint-winner of the Todhunter Literary Award; her novel and other short stories have been long-listed, shortlisted, highly commended nationally. She has just completed her third novel.


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