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Main Title: The ninth life of a diamond miner : a memoir / Grace Tame. Book Cover
Author: Tame, Grace
Imprint: Sydney, NSW : Macmillan, 2022.
Collation: 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour), hardcover ; 25 cm.
Subject: ABIA nominations
Tame, Grace
Social reformers
Neuro-diverse people
Indie Book Awards nominations
Sexual abuse
ISBN: 9781760988050 1760988057
Grace Tame has never walked on middle ground. From a young age, her life was defined by uncertainty - by trauma and strength, sadness and hope, terrible lows and wondrous highs. As a teenager she found the courage to speak up after experiencing awful and ongoing child sexual abuse. This fight to find her voice would not be her last. In 2021 Grace stepped squarely into the public eye as the Australian of the Year, and was the catalyst for a tidal wave of conversation and action. Australians from all walks of life were inspired and moved by her fire and passion. She was using her voice and encouraging others to use theirs too. The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner is Grace's story, in Grace's words, on Grace's terms. Here she returns, again and again, to the things that have driven and saved her: love, connection and radical, unwavering honesty. Like Grace, this book is sharply intelligent, deeply felt, wildly unexpected and often blisteringly funny. And, as with all her work, it offers a constructive and optimistic vision for a better future for all of us.

Indie Book Awards longlist 2022
ABIA Shortlist 2023
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 362.883 TAM Available