David McRobbie

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David McRobbie
Born David Hewitt McRobbie
(1934-09-17) September 17, 1934 (age 79)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Writer
Nationality Australia
Genres children's books

David McRobbie is an Australian writer of television, radio and children's literature.

Biography[edit]

McRobbie was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1934.[1] In 1958 he moved to Australia and worked as a teacher in the 1960s in Papua New Guinea.[2] He is currently a full-time writer but has previously worked as a television and radio producer, a ship's engineer, and a college lecturer. McRobbie's first published work was in 1976 with a collection of stories, entitled Talking Tree and Other Stories.[3] In 1991 he started writing the series of Wayne which he adapted in 1996 into a television series entitled The Wayne Manifesto.[3] In 2000 he created the television series Eugenie Sandler P.I. and was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for older readers for his novel, Tyro.[2] In 2002 his novel Mum, Me, and the 19th C was a finalist for the Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Wayne

  • The Wayne Manifesto (1991)
  • Waxing with Wayne (1993)
  • The Wayne Dynasty (1993)
  • The Wages Of Wayne (1994)
  • Wayne in the Wings (1994)
  • A Whole Lot of Wayne (2008)

Other novels

  • Punch Lines (1987)
  • Head Over Heels (1990)
  • The Fourth Caution (1991)
  • This Book Is Haunted (1993)
  • Timelock (1993)
  • Mandragora (1994)
  • Prices (1995)
  • See How They Run (1996)
  • Mum, Me, the 19c (1999)
  • Tyro (1999)
  • Eugenie Sandler P.I. (2000)
  • Fergus Mcphail (2001)
  • Mum, Me, and the 19th C (2002)
  • Strandee (2003)
  • Mad Arm of the Y (2005)
  • Vinnie's War (2011)

Collections[edit]

  • Talking Tree and Other Stories (1976)
  • Flying with Granny and Other Stories (1989)

Short fiction[edit]

  • "Album" (1995) in Dark House (ed. Gary Crew)

Source: Fantastic Fiction, ISFDB

Television[edit]

  • The Wayne Manifesto (1996–1997) writer of 26 episodes, adapted from the Wayne series
  • See How They Run (1999) adapted from McRobbie's 1996 novel See How They Run
  • Eugenie Sandler P.I. (2000) creator and writer
  • Fergus McPhail (2004) creator and writer of 26 episodes

Source: IMDB

Nominations[edit]

Aurealis Awards

two children's awards from the school of the arts sydney Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David McRobbie - Summary Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Author and producer David McRobbie". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2005-06-05. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  3. ^ a b "David McRobbie". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  4. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2003 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-04-26.