My life in words
Multi-award-winning storywriter and critically-acclaimed author Tangea Tansley has a background in editing and publishing, journalism, public relations and university lecturing in English literature. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have been published, broadcast and anthologised in Africa, Asia and Australia. She is the winner of the Society of Women Writers’ Launceston Tasmania Literary Award, joint-winner of the Todhunter Literary Award, and other short stories have been highly commended or shortlisted in various national awards. While Perth, Western Australia, has been her home for the last thirty years, her third novel A Question of Belonging (Arena Books) harks back to Africa: the land of her birth, childhood and later mothering years. Other books include Perspectives: Story & Memoir, A Break in the Chain (longlisted for One Country Reading) and Out of Place (shortlisted as “Lines in the Sand” in the Penguin Varuna unpublished manuscript competition). Her non-fiction books include Our Grand Design, For Women Who Grieve and the ghosting of Ethnée Holmes à Court’s memoir Heytesbury Stud. She has a PhD from Murdoch University in cross-cultural writing.