Jack Heath

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Jack Heath
Born (1986-08-23) 23 August 1986 (age 27)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality  Australia
Genres Young Adult Fiction

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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] and the Young Australian of the Year Award.[5] He lives in Canberra.

Genre and style[edit]

Heath's young adult novels are mysteries, characterized by the frequent juxtaposition of elaborate action set pieces and moral philosophy.[6] They sometimes include science fiction technologies or settings, and are almost always set in an ambiguous location.[7]

His books are recommended for readers over the age of 12.[8]

As a public figure[edit]

Heath has taught creative writing at the Canberra Institute of Technology, been featured in the Shanghai World Expo[9] and spent a year reading only books by women in an effort to raise the profile of female authors.[10]

Books[edit]

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[11]
  • Third Transmission (2009) - excerpt published in The Invisible Thread: One Hundred Years of Words[12]
  • Dead Man Running (2012)[13]

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]

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Ink, Inc. (Dec, 2013)

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[16]), 2008
  • The Beach (written for Salon 3 - Stoker and Shelley, and published on Tara Moss's blog, The Book Post),[17] 2009
  • Method Living, 2010
  • Flesh (written for Salon 5 - Pinol and Wells, and published on The Book Post),[18] 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 2012-11-19.
  3. ^ "List of finalists in the 2007 Aurealis Awards". Aurealisawards.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  4. ^ "Shortlist of titles for the National Year of Reading “Our Story” Collection". love2read.org.au. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  5. ^ "Jack Heath named ACT Young Australian of the Year 2009". abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  6. ^ ""Third Transmission review by Tania McCartney". Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "An interview with Jack Heath"
  8. ^ Heath, Jack (2006). The Lab. Pan. p. 3. ISBN 9780330422314. 
  9. ^ "Business Development eNewsletter". business.act.gov.au. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Guest post: Jack Heath spent a year reading books by women". LiteraryMinded. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "List of finalists in the 2007 Aurealis Awards". Aurealisawards.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  12. ^ http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C829886
  13. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Man-Running-Jack-Heath-ebook/dp/B008VN9TZU Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  14. ^ "Money Run's listing on the list of finalists for the 2013 Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award". brilliantbookaward.nottinghamshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  15. ^ "Shortlist of titles for the National Year of Reading “Our Story” Collection". love2read.org.au. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  16. ^ "State Library of Queensland Website".
  17. ^ http://blog.taramoss.com/index.php?itemid=76
  18. ^ http://blog.taramoss.com/index.php?itemid=388

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