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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Goldie Goldbloom  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: In Western Australia


-- Website -- http://www.goldiegoldbloom.com/
-- Goldie Goldbloom on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=goldie+goldbloom


Illinois Connection

Goldbloom currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ms. Goldbloom was born in Western Austrailia but currently lives in Chicago. She studied at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Goldbloom is a mentor and writing teacher for queer and transgender youth. Her short fiction has appeared in ''Narrative Magazine'', ''StoryQuarterly'' and ''Prairie Schooner'', and was anthologized in ''The Kid on the Karaoke Stage'' and ''Windy City Queer''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The paperbark shoe
ISBN: 9780312674502. OCLC Number: 654318573

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In the wake of a thwarted career as a concert pianist and the accompanying emotional fallout, Gin accepts a marriage proposal from the peculiar Mr. Toad. But nothing from the albino Gin Toad's upbringing in the bourgeois drawing rooms of Perth has prepared her for a hardscrabble existence on a subsistence farm in the Australian outback.

The paperbark shoe /
ISBN: 0312674503. OCLC Number: 654318573

. .

In the wake of a thwarted career as a concert pianist and the accompanying emotional fallout, Gin accepts a marriage proposal from the peculiar Mr. Toad. But nothing from the albino Gin Toad's upbringing in the bourgeois drawing rooms of Perth has prepared her for a hardscrabble existence on a subsistence farm in the Australian outback.

Toads' museum of freaks and wonders :
ISBN: 1930974884. OCLC Number: 496959812

New Issues/Western Michigan University,. .

In the wake of a thwarted career as a concert pianist and the accompanying emotional fallout, Gin accepts a marriage proposal from the peculiar Mr. Toad. But nothing from the albino Gin Toad's upbringing in the bourgeois drawing rooms of Perth has prepared her for a hardscrabble existence on a subsistence farm in the Australian outback.

Additional Title Information

  • The Paper Bark Shoe

    , Picador, 2011

  • Toad Museum of Freaks and Wonders

    , New Issues in Poetry and Prose, 2010


    Awards

    The Paperbark Shoe

    , won both the AWP Novel Award (2008)

    and the Great Lakes College Associationís New Writerís Award (2011)

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    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (No)