Knowing what you want is hard, accepting what is possible is harder still . . .
Andrea Goldsmith originally trained as a speech pathologist and was
a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people
unable to speak.
Her first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published in 2009, and The Memory Trap was awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize. Her literary essays have appeared in Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Best Australian Essays, and numerous anthologies. She has mentored many emerging writers.
`This is a compassionate and thoughtful depiction of one aspect of multicultural Australia ... Invented Lives will appeal to fans to Australian literary fiction for its depiction of rich inner lives, and the conflict between desire and reality.' -Louise Omer , Books+Publishing