Neal Drinnan

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Neal Drinnan
BornNeal Macrae Drinnan
(1964-09-04) 4 September 1964 (age 55)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupationnovelist, Owner of Cow Lick Bookshop
Notable worksGlove Puppet, Izzy and Eve' Rare Bird of TruthThe Devil's Grip'

Neal Drinnan is an Australian writer.[1] He won the Lambda Literary Award in the Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror category,[2] and was a nominee in the Gay Fiction category, for his 2006 novel Izzy and Eve at the 19th Lambda Literary Awards.

Originally from Melbourne, Victoria,[3] Drinnan has been primarily based in Sydney and regional Victoria.

He has published six novels and non-fiction travel guides for LGBT tourism in Australia. He was also the editor of Fruit Salad: A Compote of Contemporary Gay & Lesbian Writing, an anthology of Australian LGBT writing published by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras committee in 1997, and has had several short stories published in anthologies.[4]



  • Glove Puppet (1998, ISBN 0140267891)
  • Pussy's Bow (1999, ISBN 0140282475)
  • Quill (2000, ISBN 0140290990)
  • Izzy and Eve (2006, ISBN 1931160465)
  • Rare Bird of Truth (2010, ISBN 9780731814572)
  • Rural Liberties (2017, ISBN 9789887794806)



  1. ^ "Putting the word out for gay writers". The Age, 19 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Lambda Lit Award winners announced". Q-Notes, 30 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Secrets of the pen". Australasian Business Intelligence, 5 August 2001.
  4. ^ "The Penguin Book of Gay Australian Writing". Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2002.

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