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About Alice

Alice Boyle is a teacher and author living in Naarm/Melbourne. She has written for SBS Voices and the Stella Prize, and her short story ‘The Exchange’ was published in the Black Inc. anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia. In 2019 she was highly commended for the Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter program, and in 2021 she won the Text Prize for her debut novel Dancing Barefoot.

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The Text Prize

Alice is the winner of the 2021 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. Awarded annually, the Text Prize aims to unearth incredible new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers. Alice's debut novel, Dancing Barefoot, is coming out with Text Publishing in 2022.

‘In an outstanding shortlist, Alice Boyle’s Dancing Barefoot proved to be irresistible. From its opening sentence this novel creates a voice we want to listen to and a world that we want to be in. Alice has done the hardest thing, written a love story that is never sentimental and which never fails to move and entertain us. We laugh and cry with her characters.' - Michael Heyward, publisher

Find out more about Dancing Barefoot here.

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