Jack Heath

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Jack Heath
Born (1986-08-23) 23 August 1986 (age 28)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Australia
Genre Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction
Website
jackheath.com.au

Jack Heath is an Australian writer of young adult fiction, best known for his book Money Run.[1] He has been shortlisted for the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award,[2] the Aurealis Sci-Fi book of the Year,[3] the National Year of Reading "Our Story" Collection,[4] a Young Australians Best Book Award,[5] a Kids Own Australian Literature Award[6] and the Young Australian of the Year Award.[7] He lives in Canberra.

Genre and style[edit]

Heath's young adult novels are mysteries, characterised by the frequent juxtaposition of elaborate action set pieces and moral philosophy.[8] They usually include science fiction technologies or settings, and are almost always set in an ambiguous location.[9]

His books are recommended for readers over the age of 12.[10]

As a public figure[edit]

Heath has taught creative writing at the Canberra Institute of Technology, been featured in the Shanghai World Expo[11] and spent a year reading only books by women in an effort to raise the profile of female authors.[12]

He also co-hosts the Unwritten Rules podcast with author Sam McGregor.[13]

Books[edit]

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Ink, Inc. (Dec 2013)
  • Replica (Aug 2014)

Ashley Arthur series (in chronological order)[edit]

  • Money Run (2008) – shortlisted for the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award[14]
  • Crossover (2013)
  • Hit List (2010) – shortlisted for the National Year of Reading "Our Story" Collection,[15] a YABBA[16] and a KOALA[17]

Six of Hearts series (in chronological order)[edit]

  • The Lab (2006)
  • Crossover (2013)
  • Remote Control (2007) – shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel[18]
  • Third Transmission (2009) – excerpt published in The Invisible Thread: One Hundred Years of Words[19]
  • Dead Man Running (2012)[20]

Short stories[edit]

  • Sleep (published in Voiceworks, issue #65), 2006
  • The Mistress (published in Voiceworks, issue #68), 2007
  • Right-angles and hair (published in The Sex Mook), 2007
  • Emma (published in lip, issue #16), 2008
  • 404 (published on jackheath.com.au), 2008
  • Freak Show (published by the State Library of Queensland[21]), 2008
  • The Beach (written for Salon 3 – Stoker and Shelley, and published on Tara Moss's blog, The Book Post),[22] 2009
  • Method Living, 2010
  • Flesh (written for Salon 5 – Pinol and Wells, and published on The Book Post),[23] 2010
  • The Caretakers, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dempsey, Dianne. "Jack Heath's second novel impresses Dianne Dempsey with its inventiveness.". The Age. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Money Run's listing on the list of finalists for the 2013 Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award". brilliantbookaward.nottinghamshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  3. ^ "List of finalists in the 2007 Aurealis Awards". Aurealisawards.com. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Shortlist of titles for the National Year of Reading “Our Story” Collection". love2read.org.au. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 YABBA Awards". yabba.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 KOALA Awards". koalansw.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Jack Heath named ACT Young Australian of the Year 2009". abc.net.au. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  8. ^ ""Third Transmission review by Tania McCartney". Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "An interview with Jack Heath"
  10. ^ Heath, Jack (2006). The Lab. Pan. p. 3. ISBN 9780330422314. 
  11. ^ "Business Development eNewsletter". business.act.gov.au. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Guest post: Jack Heath spent a year reading books by women". LiteraryMinded. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Unwritten Rules Podcast". Sam McGregor and Jack Heath. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Money Run's listing on the list of finalists for the 2013 Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award". brilliantbookaward.nottinghamshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Shortlist of titles for the National Year of Reading “Our Story” Collection". love2read.org.au. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 YABBA Awards". yabba.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 KOALA Awards". koalansw.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  18. ^ "List of finalists in the 2007 Aurealis Awards". Aurealisawards.com. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  19. ^ http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C829886
  20. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Man-Running-Jack-Heath-ebook/dp/B008VN9TZU Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  21. ^ "State Library of Queensland Website".
  22. ^ http://blog.taramoss.com/index.php?itemid=76
  23. ^ http://blog.taramoss.com/index.php?itemid=388

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