Author/Editor: Sandy Jeffs
Sandy Jeffs was born in Ballarat and has a BA from La Trobe University. She has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 40 years. She is a community educator who speaks to schools, universities and community groups about what it’s like to live with a mental illness. She has been published widely and is a prize-winning poet whose writing has been concerned with madness, domestic violence and the humorous antics of women who play midweek ladies’ tennis.
Sandy is the author of the bestselling Poems from the Madhouse (1993; reprinted 2000, 2001), Loose Kangaroos (co-author, 1998), Blood Relations (2000), Confessions of a Midweek Lady: Tall Tennis Tales (2001), and The Wings of Angels: A memoir of madness (2004).
She is the author of a memoir, Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living With Madness (2009) which won the SANE Book of the Year Award.
Nomination, 2010 Human Rights Award
1994 Commended, Human Rights Award Victorian Women's Role of Honour
1994 FAW Anne Elder Award
Poems from the Madhouse: 1994 FAW Anne Elder Award
Poems from the Madhouse: 1994 Commended, Human Rights Award
Poems from the Madhouse: Victorian Women's Role of Honour
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium: 1994 Commended, Human Rights Award
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium: 1993 FAW Anne Elder Award
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