Georgia Blain published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories and a memoir. She was the daughter of journalist Anne Deveson and broadcaster Ellis Blain. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Her last novel Between a Wolf and a Dog was shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize, and was awarded the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award.
In late 2015, Georgia Blain was diagnosed with cancer. She passed away in 2016.
Time and again, writing is my lifeline, the rope that I use, inch by inch, word by word.
It is the way in which I forget myself, even though I am writing about myself.
Some days, I feel it is the means by which I am keeping myself alive.
Blain, Georgia, 2016, The Museum of Words
Novels (On the Senior fiction shelves):
Young adult fiction:
- The Museum of words: a memoir of language, writing and mortality
- Cunningham, Sophie, 2008, 'Before getting dressed', Meanjin Quarterly, Vol. 67, no. 3
- McGilvray, Annabel, 2008, 'The Face: Georgia Blain', The Australian, March 29
- Q&A with Georgia Blain, 2016, Author of Between a Wolf and a Dog', Good Reading, April 11
- Wood, Charlotte, 2016, 'Georgia Blain: How she is coping with two new books and a battle against cancer', The Sydney Morning Herald, March 18.
Between a Wolf and a Dog:
- Goldsworthy, Kerryn, 2017, 'The Dancer from the Dance: Between a Wolf and a Dog, Sydney Review of Books, May 17
The Museum of Words:
- Charls, Stella, 2017, 'The Museum of Words', Readings, August 21
- Penguin Random House - Teacher resources for: Special
Articles about the author after her death:
- Cunningham, Sophie, 2016, 'Remembering Georgia Blain: 'She was, frankly, magnificent', The Guardian, December 14
- Summers, Anne, 2017, 'Anne Deveson and Georgia Blain's legacy', The Sydney Morning Herald, December 17
- The Stella Prize 2017 - Between a wolf and a dog - Includes multiple links to resources about Georgia Blain
- Victorian Premier's Literary Award 2017 - Between a wolf and a dog - Includes and extract from the novel