Jack Heath

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Jack Heath
Born (1986-08-23) 23 August 1986 (age 32)
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAustralia
GenreYoung Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Crime Fiction, Children's Fiction
Website
jackheath.com.au

Jack Heath is an Australian writer of fiction for children and adults.[1] He has been shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year Award,[2] CBCA Notable Book Award,[3] Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award,[4] the Aurealis Sci-Fi book of the Year,[5] the National Year of Reading "Our Story" Collection,[6] a Young Australians Best Book Award,[7] a Kids Own Australian Literature Award[8] and the Young Australian of the Year Award.[9] 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.[10] They usually include science fiction technologies or settings, and are almost always set in an ambiguous location.[11]

As a public figure[edit]

Heath has taught creative writing at the Canberra Institute of Technology, been featured in the Shanghai World Expo[12] and spent a year reading only books by women in an effort to raise the profile of female authors.[13]

Books[edit]

Stand-alone novels[edit]

  • Ink, Inc. (Dec 2013)
  • Replica (Aug 2014)
  • Hangman (Jan 2018)

The Liars series[14][edit]

  • The Truth App (Sep 2018)
  • No Survivors (Dec 2018)

The Fero Files[15][edit]

The Danger Series[20][edit]

  • 300 Minutes Of Danger (Sep 2016) - a Children's Book Council of Australia notable book[21]
  • 400 Minutes Of Danger (Aug 2017)
  • 500 Minutes Of Danger (Aug 2018)
  • Countdown to Danger: Bullet Train Disaster (Feb 2011)
  • Countdown to Danger: Shock wave (May 2012)
  • Countdown to Danger: Deadly Heist (Feb 2013)

The Scream Series[22][edit]

  • Human Flytrap (May 2019)
  • Spider Army (May 2019)
  • Haunted Book (Aug 2019)
  • Squid Slayer (Aug 2019)

Ashley Arthur series[edit]

  • Money Run (2008) – shortlisted for the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award[23]
  • Hit List (2010) – shortlisted for the National Year of Reading "Our Story" Collection,[24] a YABBA[25] and a KOALA[26]

Six of Hearts series[edit]

  • The Lab (2006)
  • Remote Control (2007) – shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel[27]
  • Third Transmission (2009) – excerpt published in The Invisible Thread: One Hundred Years of Words[28]
  • Dead Man Running (2012)[29]

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[30]), 2008
  • The Beach (written for Salon 3 – Stoker and Shelley, and published on Tara Moss's blog, The Book Post),[31] 2009
  • Method Living, 2010
  • Flesh (written for Salon 5 – Pinol and Wells, and published on The Book Post),[32] 2010
  • The Caretakers, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hangman". Allen & Unwin. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2017 ACT Book of the year shortlist announced". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  3. ^ "CBCA". cbca.org.au. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  4. ^ "Money Run's listing on the list of finalists for the 2013 Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award". brilliantbookaward.nottinghamshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  5. ^ "List of finalists in the 2007 Aurealis Awards Archived 9 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine". Aurealisawards.com. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Shortlist of titles for the National Year of Reading “Our Story” Collection". love2read.org.au. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 YABBA Awards". yabba.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 KOALA Awards". koalansw.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Jack Heath named ACT Young Australian of the Year 2009". abc.net.au. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  10. ^ ""Third Transmission review by Tania McCartney". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  11. ^ "An interview with Jack Heath"
  12. ^ "Business Development eNewsletter". business.act.gov.au. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  13. ^ "Guest post: Jack Heath spent a year reading books by women". LiteraryMinded. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Schools - Bookclub - Competitions - Liars - Scholastic Australia". scholastic.com.au. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  15. ^ "Kids' Book Review: Review: The Cut Out (#1)". www.kids-bookreview.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  16. ^ "CBCA Notables List 2016". Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  17. ^ "List of finalists in the 2015 Aurealis Awards". Aurealisawards.org. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  18. ^ "CBCA Notables List 2017". Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  19. ^ "2017 ACT Book of the year shortlist announced". Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  20. ^ "300 minutes of danger / Jack Heath. - Version details". Trove. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  21. ^ "CBCA Notables List 2016". Trove. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  22. ^ "The human / James Heath - Details". Trove. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  23. ^ "Money Run's listing on the list of finalists for the 2013 Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award". brilliantbookaward.nottinghamshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  24. ^ "Shortlist of titles for the National Year of Reading “Our Story” Collection". love2read.org.au. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  25. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 YABBA Awards". yabba.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  26. ^ "Shortlist for the 2014 KOALA Awards". koalansw.org.au. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  27. ^ "List of finalists in the 2007 Aurealis Awards Archived 9 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine". Aurealisawards.com. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  28. ^ http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C829886
  29. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Man-Running-Jack-Heath-ebook/dp/B008VN9TZU Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  30. ^ "State Library of Queensland Website".
  31. ^ http://blog.taramoss.com/index.php?itemid=76
  32. ^ http://blog.taramoss.com/index.php?itemid=388

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