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Angela Savage

Author Behind the Night Bazaar and The Half-Child
Angela Savage In 1992, Angela  Savage visited Southeast Asia on a six-month scholarship and stayed six years. She assisted the Lao Red Cross to establish its Program on HIV/AIDS, then set up and headed the Australian Red Cross HIV/AIDS Mekong subregional program, initially from Hanoi and later Bangkok. She returned to her hometown of Melbourne in 1998 to fulfil her dream of becoming a novelist. Her short story The Mole on the Temple won third prize at the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1998. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, published by Text Publishing in 2006, won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in the unpublished manuscript category. It was shortlisted for the 2007 Ned Kelly Awards as Best First Book. Angela’s second novel, The Half-Child, will be published in August 2010. Angela has spent several years with Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia, working mostly in the South Pacific, and currently heads up a peak body of community development organisations in Melbourne.
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