Mandy Sayer


Mandy Sayer won the Vogel Award with her first novel, Mood Indigo. Since then she has published five works of fiction and six works of non-fiction, including the memoirs Dreamtime Alice, winner of the National Biography Award; Velocity, winner of the Age Book of the Year for Non-Fiction and the South Australian Premier's Award for Non-Fiction; and The Poet's Wife, shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Award. Her study of Romani culture, Australian Gypsies: Their Secret History, was published to acclaim in 2017. Her collected non-fiction, Misfits & Me, published October 2018. Sayer’s work has been published in the US, UK, Germany, Brazil, Japan and China. As a freelance journalist, Sayer is a regular contributor of book reviews and articles to many Australian newspapers and magazines. She lives in Sydney with her husband, playwright and author, Louis Nowra, and their dogs, Coco and Basil.  

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