Mandy Sayer

Mandy Sayer won the Australian-Vogel Award in 1989 for her novel Mood Indigo. She has written five works of fiction, edited one anthology (with another due for publication later this year), and written two memoirs, Dreamtime Alice, which won the 200) National Biography Award and Velocity, which won the Age Non- Fiction Prize. She lives in Sydney.

Read a Q&A with Mandy Sayer about The Poet's Wife

Books by Mandy Sayer

The Poet's Wife

Published: February 2014

In the follow-up to her bestselling memoir, Dreamtime Alice, Mandy Sayer tells the story of the ten years she and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife.

The Cross

Published: December 2012

A thriller, a love story, a tale of the city.


Published: November 2012

A moving, tender and compelling story about a life lived on the edges of society, of poverty, of certainty, of love.

Dreamtime Alice

Published: November 2012

A vivid, seductive, gorgeously written memoir that recounts the fascinating years Mandy Sayer spent performing on the streets of New York and New Orleans with her father

Love in the Years of Lunacy

Published: May 2011

A moving, tender and compelling story of forbidden love set amid the devastation of war from the award-winning author of Dreamtime Alice.

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