Glyn Parry (author)

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Glyn Parry
Born 1959 (age 54–55)
England
Nationality Australian
Period 1992-present
Genre children's literature, young-adult fiction, Speculative fiction
Website
glynparry.blogspot.com

Glyn Parry is an Australian writer of children's literature, young-adult fiction, and speculative fiction.

Biography[edit]

Parry was born in 1959 in the north-east of England.[1][2] At the age of 12 he moved to Lynwood, Western Australia where he attended Kinlock Primary School and then Rossmoyne Senior High School. Parry met his wife at a Friday night youth group with whom he raised three children.[2] He has worked as a high school English teacher. In 1992 Parry's first novel was published entitled L.A. Postcards.[2] In 1995 his second novel Radical Take-offs won the Premier's Prize and the award for best Children's & Young Adult's Books at the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.[3] Parry again won an award at the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards with his work Scooterboy winning the Young Adults Award.[4] He is now currently living in Cape Burney, Western Australia.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
1995 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Radical Take-offs Premier's Prize Won[3]
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Radical Take-offs Children's & Young Adult's Books Won[3]
1998 Aurealis Award "Dawn Chorus" Best horror short story Nomination[6]
1999 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Scooterboy Young Adults Won[4]
2002 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Harry & Luke (with Caroline Magerl) Children's Book Nomination[7]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • L.A. Postcards (1992)
  • Monster Man (1994)
  • Radical Take-offs (1994)
  • Mosh (1996)
  • Spooking the Cows (2002)
  • Sad Boys (1998)
  • Scooterboy (1999)
  • Ocean Road (2007)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Stoked!: Real Life,Real Surf (1994)

Chapter books[edit]

  • Harry & Luke (2002, illustrations by Caroline Magerl)

Collections[edit]

  • Invisible Girl: Stories (2003)

Short fiction[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Parry, Glyn, 1959-". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Authors & Illustrators - P". Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "1995 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards". State Library of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  4. ^ a b "1999 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards". State Library of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  5. ^ "User Profile". Blogger.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  6. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1999 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  7. ^ "2002 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards". State Library of Western Australia. Archived from the original on 2010-12-27. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 

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