Susan Varga has worked in film and video and briefly as a lawyer. Her first book, Heddy and Me (Penguin, 1994), won the Christina Stead Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted for several other awards. It was followed by the novel Happy Families (Hodder Headline, 1999), winner of the Vision Australia Talking Book of the Year and Braille Book of the Year, and a non-fiction book Broometime (Hodder, 2001), co-authored with Anne Coombs. Her novel Headlong (UWA Press, 2009) was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award, and Rupture (UWA Press, 2016), her first book of poetry, was nominated in the ABR’s Best Books of the Year in 2016. Her work has previously appeared in Griffith Review 6, 17, 24, 32 and 44.

Pieces by Susan Varga

Shadow life
Edition 69: The European Exchange

Edition 44: Cultural Solutions

Opting out
Edition 17: Staying Alive

The gift of tongues
Edition 6: Our Global Face

Dark times
Edition 24: Participation Society

The silence
Edition 32: Wicked Problems, Exquisite Dilemmas

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