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Kylie Needham

Kylie Needham is an award-winning screenwriter. She holds Masters degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing. Girl in a Pink Dress is her first novel.

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Kylie Needham is an author and award-winning screenwriter.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts/Communication (Theatre/Media) and both a Master of Arts (English Literature) and a Master of Creative Writing.

She has won two AWGIE (Australian Writers’ Guild) Awards for television scriptwriting.

Her work has been published in Meanjin, Better Read Than Dead Writing Anthology 2019 and 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Dark Heart.

She lives in Robertson in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Girl in a Pink Dress is her first novel. (Penguin Random House, 2023)

Told across two time periods, Girl in a Pink Dress is a sharp-eyed and compelling story about love and art, about sacrifice and ambition, and the often damaging relationship between artist and muse.

‘This short novel is a small miracle. Profound and sometimes perfect, a mere review is an injustice.’
Helen Elliot, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald

‘It’s sophisticated, and modern, and so very Australian… I can’t recommend it enough.’
Caroline Overington, The Australian

Like so much great art by women, this is a quiet triumph. Brushstroke by brushstroke, Kylie Needham paints a portrait of love filled with a tender rage. Mesmerising and rare.’
Heather Rose


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