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Antonella Gambotto

c/o Michael Harmer, Harmers Workplace Lawyers, Level 28, 31 Market Street
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Email: hotsecretarial@hotmail.com

Home page: http://www.antonellagambotto.com

JOURNALISM
- Rock critic: New Musical Express, Sounds, RAM, Zig Zag
- Literary critic: Sydney Morning Herald, 1991 – 1997
- Literary critic: Australian, 1997 - 2002
- Literary critic: HQ, 2002 - 2003
- Senior Feature Writer: Elle, Mode, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Independent on Sunday (UK), Australian, Australian Magazine, Penthouse, Playboy, Diver, HQ
- Humorist: Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Australian, Good Weekend, Diver, New Musical Express, The Echo

BOOKS (NON FICTION)
- Lunch of Blood, p/b, Random House, 1994
- An Instinct for the Kill, p/b, HarperCollins, 1997
- The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide, p/b, Broken Ankle Books, 2003 (exclusively available through www.brokenanklebooks.com/catalog/default.php)

BOOKS (FICTION)
- The Pure Weight of the Heart, h/b, Broken Ankle Books, 2004 (exclusively available through www.brokenanklebooks.com/catalog/default.php)
- Das Gewicht des Herzens, p/b, Deutsche Taschen Verlag (Germany), 2000

SHORT STORIES
- Billy Blue, Penthouse, Love Cries

SPEECHES
- The Service of Beauty, address to the 2000 Mensa Chairman's Annual Dinner, Wesley College, Sydney University, published in TableAus
- The Art of the Interview, address to the Sydney Institute, 1995
- In Remembering Fire, address to the 1995 Sydney University Union Annual Dinner

AWARDS
- Cosmpolitan UK New Journalist of the Year Award 1988

WRITERS’ FESTIVALS
- 1998 Melbourne Writers' Festival: five panels (That Obscure Object - an examination of desire in fiction with Rod Jones, Patrick Gale, and Marion Halligan; Location! Location! Location! - discussion on the creation of a sense of place in literature with P.D. James, Catherine Lim, and Louise Adler; That Old Black Magic - chair of a discussion on mysticism and magical realism with Paulo Coelho, Raimondo Cortese, and Carmel Bird; Coelho on Magic - discussion with Paulo Coelho on magic in both fiction and reality; The Writer's Voice - reading)
- 1998 Brisbane Writers' Festival: three panels (The Start of Something Big - chair of a discussion of famous first words with Catherine Chidgey, Steven Carroll, Inez Baranay; Lipstick on Your Collar - an examination of adultery in literature with Patrick Gale and Andrea Goldsmith; The Writer's Voice - reading)
- 1999 Somerset Celebration of Literature: three sessions (A Champagne Breakfast - a question and answer session about language and literature; The Serious Business of Humour - panel with Gretel Killeen, hosted by Christine Harris; The Great Debate - second speaker affirmative, with Sandy McCutcheon, Marion Halligan, Kathryn Lowe, Gretel Killeen, Margaret Clark)

CONTRIBUTIONS ACKNOWLEDGED BY
- Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Queensland, in his coral bleaching paper for Greenpeace, 1999,
- Stephen Liggins, in The Candlemaker, Australia 1999,
- Jessica Adams, author of Single White E-Mail, 1998, in Astrology for Women, HarperCollins Australia,
- Jenni Lans, in If It Wasn't for the Money, I Wouldn't Be Doing This, HarperCollins Australia.

UNIVERSITY COURSES IN WHICH THE WORK IS USED
- Macquarie University: MAS 105 Media Cultures Course - McKenzie Wark (1998)
- Macquarie University: MAS 830 Writing / Context / Theory - McKenzie Wark (1999)
- Macquarie University: MA Course in Nonfiction Writing - McKenzie Wark (1998)
- Macquarie University: MAS 809 Australian Communications - McKenzie Wark (1999)
- University of Technology, Sydney: Journalism - Recommended Reading, (1998 - 2003)
- MECO 2002: Writing for Print Media - Assoc. Prof. Catharine Lumby (2001, 2002)

WEBSITES
http://www.antonellagambotto.com

Interests: Literature, suicidology, Astanga Vinyasa yoga, the ocean.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • THE PURE WEIGHT OF THE HEART
  • DAS GEWICHT DES HERZENS
  • Nonfiction

  • AN INSTINCT FOR THE KILL
  • LUNCH OF BLOOD
  • IT TAKES TWO ...
  • THE ECLIPSE: A MEMOIR OF SUICIDE