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Natalie Sprite was short-listed for the 2002 Australian/Vogel Literary Award for her novel Grace Notes.

In 2004, Natalie appeared at the Sydney Writers’ Festival as part of a showcase of Best New Regional Writers.

She was a finalist for both the 2008 and 2009 Marian Eldridge Awards.

In 2014, Natalie was awarded a Literature Board New Works Grant to write the fourth draft of Ripe, a novel that explores the humour and pathos of birth, death and sex.

Natalie’s short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, including Meanjin and Australian Award Winning Writing.

She is the recipient of a number of literary prizes, awards and fellowships including a 2016 Asiaklink residency.

Natalie lives on an island off the coast of Queensland where she is building her own home. She is currently working on a memoir about drugs, sex and carpentry.