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I STARE DEATH IN THE FACE AND THINK, 'I HAVE ALWAYS FELT A YEARNING TO BE THE WIND'.

Theresa Byrnes is a woman marked by genius and grave adversity. At the age of seventeen, already a full-time Sydney artist, Theresa was diagnosed with Friedreich Ataxia (FA), a rare and fatal degenerative disease of the nervous system for which there is no known cure.

Theresa faces death and life head on. Her inexhaustible quest for truth has led her into accomplishment but has also thrown her against the wall time and again. Candid, insightful and beautiful, she has painted the landscape of her experiences from grunge Newtown to exotic South America, from New York digs to an Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land and exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. She has married, divorced, explored and experimented with sex. She has established a foundation that has already made inroads into developing a cure for FA, been appointed as an Australia Day Ambassador and received a Young Australian of the Year award.

The Divine Mistake is Theresa's life story; a book that vehemently breaks away from common preconceptions about life shadowed by a fatal disease.

Vibrant, passionate, honest, Theresa shares her most illuminated moments and her seediest sagas. Hers is a raw account of struggle and triumph that redefines the significance of tragedy and will inspire you to live your dreams without excuses.


The Divine Mistake: An Autobiography
By Theresa Byrnes
Now out of print; Last copies available
 
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Available as an
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REVIEWS

November 6, 1999 - The Daily Telegraph - Wired For Life by Pamela Wilson

January 2, 2000 - The Sun Herald - Divine Inspiration by Matt Condon

January 24, 2000 - Who Magazine - Review by Louisa Ermelino

March 2000 - Australian Book Review - Review by Nita Kambouris



 

This story appeared in Big Night Out 3:



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Published by Penguin Books 2002
ALL ROYALTIES GO TO
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COMING SOON

Theresa Byrnes
ABSTRACT REALiSIM
a monograph
published by Charta books
OUT 2011


Memoir in progress (covering 2000-2009)

literary agent:
Fiona Inglis
Curtis Brown
Level 1, 2 Boundary Street
Paddington NSW 2021

Tel: (02) 9331 5301/9361 6161

Fax: (02) 9360 3935
fiona@curtisbrown.com.au

www.curtisbrown.com.au

Reviews by Theresa Byrnes

London Daily Mirror
Joyce Pensato’s Batman Returns

“. . the dark and powerful soul of what we deem innocent, haunts.”

London Daily Mirror
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


London Daily Mirror
Lynda Benglis


London Daily Mirror
Helen Frankenthaler

“Her . . painting shimmers like it is listening.”

London Daily Mirror
Ghada Amer


London Daily Mirror
Boris Lurie


London Daily Mirror
Hakuin



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