Alice Nelson is a Perth-born writer who has spent several years living and studying abroad. She studied creative writing at the University of Western Australia and in the renowned Masters program at the City University of New York in Manhattan. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in journals such as Southerly and Westerly and she has been awarded residential fellowships at the Dorset Writers Colony in Vermont and at Varuna, the Writers House in the Blue Mountains. Alices first novel, The Last Sky was short listed for the prestigious The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 2004 and won the 2006 T A G Hungerford Award.
Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson is a key literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance, also called the New Negro Movement of the 1920s and 1930s. As a novelist, poet, critic and essayist, she discussed a varie