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Genni Gunn’s twelve books include novels, short fiction, poetry, opera libretto, memoir, and translations. Prize nominations include the Commonwealth and the Giller Prize.
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Genni Gunn is an author, musician and translator. Born in Trieste, she has published twelve books: three novels – SOLITARIA, TRACING IRIS (made into a film, THE RIVERBANK), and THRICE UPON A TIME; three short story collections – PERMANENT TOURISTS, HUNGERS and ON THE ROAD; two poetry collections— FACELESS and MATING IN CAPTIVITY and a collection of personal essays, TRACKS: JOURNEYS IN TIME AND PLACE. As well, she has translated from Italian three collections of poems by two renowned Italian authors: DEVOUR ME TOO and TRAVELING IN THE GAIT OF A FOX by Dacia Maraini, and TEXT ME by Corrado Calabrò. Gunn’s books have been translated into Italian and Dutch, and her opera libretto, ALTERNATE VISIONS was produced by Chants Libres (music by John Oliver). Her most recent collection is PERMANENT TOURISTS.

Her books have been finalists for The Commonwealth Writers' Prize for novel THRICE UPON A TIME, The Gerald Lampert Poetry Award for MATING IN CAPTIVITY, The John Glassco Translation Prize for DEVOUR ME TOO, The Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri for Literary Translation for TRAVELING IN THE GAIT OF A FOX, The Giller Prize for her novel SOLITARIA, and the ReLit Award for PERMANENT TOURISTS. Her travel essay “Birth Stones” is nominated for BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2021.

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