How to preserve a turnip

And other whispers in my genes

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  • Published 20171107
  • ISBN: 9781925498424
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Published in Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives as a winner of The Novella Project VI, this creative non-fiction novella sees Kneen attempt to unravel the secrets that generations of her family have kept, unpacking her own body: a box of magical secrets inherited from her grandmother and her grandmother’s grandmother.

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of the memoir Affection (Text, 2010), the novels Steeplechase (Text, 2013)Triptych (Text, 2011), The Adventures of Holly White and the Incredible Sex Machine (Text, 2015), An Uncertain Grace (Text, 2017), Wintering (Text, 2018) and the Thomas Shapcott Award-winning poetry collection Eating My Grandmother (UQP, 2015). She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC Television.

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