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SARAH ARMSTRONG

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS -

Aus­tralian writer Sarah Armstrong, 48, is one of those rare be­ings who grew up with­out tele­vi­sion. “It meant that I read a lot,” she says. “On win­ter evenings, my fam­ily sat around the fire and each read our own book, and some­times played cards.” This, she says, “al­lowed my imag­i­na­tion to flour­ish”. Although she longed to be a nov­el­ist, she ini­tially went into jour­nal­ism, but quit after eight years to write her first novel, Salt Rain, which was short­listed for Aus­tralia’s pres­ti­gious Miles Franklin lit­er­ary award in 2005. Prom­ise is Sarah’s third novel.

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