Edwina Preston

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Edwina Preston is a Melbourne-based writer and musician. Preston is the author of a biography of Australian artist Howard Arkley, Not Just a Suburban Boy (Duffy & Snellgrove, 2002)[1][2], and the novel The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer (University of Queensland Press, 2012).[3][4][5] Her writing and reviews have appeared in The Age, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, Heat, Island and Griffith Review.[6]

She released a spoken-word CD, Hirsute, in 1997 (ABC Audio) and performed around Melbourne (Alicia Sometimes described Preston as "melting the stage with a harpist by her side".[7][8] She plays keyboards and sings in Harry Howard and the NDE (Spooky Records) with Harry Howard, Dave Graney and Clare Moore, and in ATOM (IT Records)[9][10] with Harry Howard and Ben Hepworth (Repairs, Exek). She is a featured vocalist in the occasional performing group Pop Crimes: The Songs of Rowland S Howard.[11]

In May 2021, Wakefield Press announced that they will publish Edwina's new novel, "provisionally titled Veda Grey" in May 2022.[12]


  1. "An imagination in need - Document - Gale OneFile: News". go.gale.com. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  2. Simmonds, Diana (16 February 2002). "Imperfect Portrait". The Australian.
  3. Krauth, Review By Kirsten (2012-10-26). "Greatest show on Earth". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  4. "Edwina Preston". www.australianbookreview.com.au. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  5. Austin, Michelle (2013-05-07). "Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer by Edwina Preston". Transnational Literature Review – via Trove.nla.gov.au.
  6. "The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer". www.female.com.au. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  7. Edwina Preston – Hirsute (1997, CD), retrieved 2021-06-07
  8. Sometimes, Alicia (1 June 2014). "Radio Laneways and the Melbourne Sound". Retrieved 11 June 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "In Every Dream Home, by Atom". Atom. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  10. gimmiezine (2020-03-31). "ATOM's Harry Howard: "Universally in art, death and sex and love are the big themes… I'm constantly writing songs that mention death"". Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie Zine. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  11. "pop crimes". The I-94 Bar. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  12. "Wakefield Press acquires Edwina Preston's bohemian 'Veda Grey'". Wakefield Press. 2021-05-07. Retrieved 2021-06-09.

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