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Maria Tumarkin
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Maria Tumarkin

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Born in 1974 in the former Soviet Union in a Russian Jewish family, which in 1989 immigrated to Australia, Maria has published four books, Traumascapes, Courage, Otherland and most recently Axiomatic. All have received multiple award shortlistings. In 2020 Maria was awarded the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction. She lives in Melbourne.

Books by Maria Tumarkin


From the winner of the Windham Campbell Prize
Winner of the Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award
Shortlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize
Shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction in the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Longlisted for the 2019 Indie Book Awards for Non-Fiction

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Traumascapes: Updated edition

Being face to face with a traumascape, being a survivor, could it be, in part, about surrendering to fate? Or is it, on the contrary, about having the strength to disregard what is being dealt to you? About the guts that it takes to keep running?

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Shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart prize for non fiction and the Community Relations Commission Award in NSW and the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

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