Peter Corris

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Peter Corris
Born
Peter Robert Corris

(1942-05-08)8 May 1942
Died30 August 2018(2018-08-30) (aged 76)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationWriter

Peter Robert Corris (8 May 1942 – 30 August 2018)[1][2][3] was an Australian academic, historian, journalist and a novelist of historical[4] and crime fiction.[5] As crime fiction writer, he was described as "the Godfather of contemporary Australian crime-writing".[5] In January 2017, Corris announced that he would no longer be writing novels owing to 'creeping blindness' because of type-1 diabetes.[6]

Biography[edit]

Corris' secondary school education was at Melbourne High School.[2][7] He was a Bachelor level student at the University of Melbourne, then gained a Master of Arts in History at Monash University.[2] He studied at the Australian National University where he was awarded a PhD in History.[1] He was married to writer Jean Bedford.[8]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Lifetime Achievement, 1999: winner
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2004: nominated for Master's Mates
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2006: shortlisted for Saving Billie
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2007: shortlisted for The Undertow
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2008: nominated for Appeal Denied
  • Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2008: nominated for Open File

Partial list of books[edit]

Cliff Hardy novels[edit]

As a crime novelist, Corris is best known for his series featuring Sydney PI Cliff Hardy:

  • The Dying Trade (First published in Sydney, by McGraw Hill Book Company, 1980);[9] ISBN 0-07-072928-X*
  • White Meat (Sydney, Pan Books, 1981); ISBN 978-0-330-27018-2 *
  • The Marvelous Boy (Sydney, Pan Books, 1982); ISBN 978-0-330-27019-9*
  • The Empty Beach (First published in Sydney, Australia, by Allen & Unwin, 1983);[10] ISBN 978-0-86861-229-4 **
  • Heroin Annie and other Cliff Hardy stories (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1984); ISBN 978-0-04-820022-8 **
  • The Big Drop and other Cliff Hardy Stories (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1985); ISBN 978-0-86861-767-1**
  • Make Me Rich (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1985); ISBN 978-0-86861-660-5 **
  • Deal Me Out (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1986); ISBN 978-0-86861-978-1 **
  • The Greenwich Apartments (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1986); ISBN 978-0-04-820030-3 **
  • The Cliff Hardy Omnibus (1988)(Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988); ISBN 0-04-378010-5 **
  • The January Zone (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1987); ISBN 978-0-04-200050-3 **
  • The Man in the Shadows (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988); ISBN 978-0-04-320226-5 **
  • Man in the Shadows and Other Stories (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988); ISBN 0-04-320226-8 **
  • O'Fear (First published in Sydney, Australia, by Bantam Books, 1990);[11] ISBN 978-0-947189-73-0 ***
  • Aftershock (Sydney, Bantam, 1991); ISBN 1-86359-028-5***
  • Wet Graves (Sydney, Bantam, 1991); ISBN 1-86359-025-0***
  • Beware of the Dog (Sydney, Bantam, 1992); ISBN 1-86359-054-4***
  • Burn: And Other Stories (Sydney and New York, Bantam, 1993); ISBN 1-86359-069-2***
  • Matrimonial Causes (Sydney, Bantam, 1993); ISBN 1-86359-077-3***
  • Casino (Sydney, Bantam, 1994); ISBN 1-86359-113-3***
  • Forget Me If You Can: Cliff Hardy Stories (Sydney, Bantam, 1997); ISBN 0-7338-0066-1***
  • The Washington Club (Sydney, Bantam, 1997); ISBN 0-7338-0031-9***
  • The Reward (Sydney, Bantam, 1997); ISBN 0-7338-0070-X***
  • The Black Prince (Sydney, Bantam, 1998); ISBN 1-86325-132-4***
  • The Other Side of Sorrow (Sydney, Bantam, 1999); ISBN 1-86325-185-5***
  • Lugarno (Sydney, Bantam, 2001); ISBN 1-86325-298-3***
  • Salt and Blood (Sydney, Bantam, 2002); ISBN 1-86325-374-2***
  • Master's Mates (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2003); ISBN 1-74114-136-2**
  • The Coast Road (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2004); ISBN 1-74114-384-5**
  • Taking Care of Business: Cliff Hardy Cases (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2004); ISBN 1-74114-419-1**
  • Saving Billie (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2004); ISBN 1-74114-652-6**
  • The Undertow (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2006); ISBN 978-1-74114-748-3**
  • Appeal Denied (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2007); ISBN 978-1-74175-096-6**
  • The Big Score: Cliff Hardy Cases (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1991); ISBN 978-1-74175-223-6 **)
  • Open File (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2008); ISBN 978-1-74175-417-9**(2009)
  • Deep Water (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2010); ISBN 978-1-74175-677-7**(2009)
  • Torn Apart (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 01/2010); ISBN 978-1-74237-139-9**(01/2010)
  • Follow the Money (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 01/2011); ISBN 978-1-74237-379-9**(01/2010)
  • Comeback (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 01/2012); ISBN 978-1-74237-724-7**(10/2011)
  • The Dunbar Case (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2013); ISBN 978-1-74331-751-8**
  • Silent Kill (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2014); ISBN 978-1-74331-637-5**
  • Gun Control (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2015); **
  • That Empty Feeling (Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2016); **
  • Win, Lose or Draw (Allen & Unwin, 2017) (Final Hardy Novel)

* = Cliff Hardy books published by Pan Books in the collection of the National Library of Australia
** = Cliff Hardy books published by Allen & Unwin in the collection of the National Library of Australia
*** = Cliff Hardy books published by Bantam Books in the collection of the National Library of Australia
**** = Cited as being published by "Transworld"

Ray Crawley novels[edit]

  • Pokerface (Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 1985)
  • The Baltic Business
  • The Kimberly Killing (1990)
  • The Cargo Club
  • The Japanese Job (1992)
  • The Azanian Action
  • The Time Trap (1994)
  • The Vietnam Volunteer (2000)

Richard Browning novels[edit]

  • Box Office Browning
  • Beverly Hills Browning
  • Browning in Buckskin
  • Browning Takes Off
  • Browning P.I.
  • Browning Battles On
  • Browning Sahib
  • Browning Without A Cause

Luke Dunlop novels[edit]

  • Set Up (1992)
  • Cross Off (1993)
  • Get Even (1994)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corris, Peter". www.austlit.edu.au. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Coupe, Stuart (30 August 2003). "Crime and the Corris factor". The Age. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  3. ^ Canberra Times, Peter Corris, the godfather of Australian crime fiction, has died, 30 August 2018
  4. ^ Koval, Ramona. "The Journal of Fletcher Christian". abc.net.au. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b Koval, Ramona (18 June 2007). "Australian crime-writer Peter Corris". Radio National. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  6. ^ Morris, Linda (8 Jan 2017). "Peter Corris calls time on the iconic fictional detective Cliff Hardy". The Age. Retrieved 10 Jun 2017.
  7. ^ "FantasticFiction: Peter Corris". www.fantasticfiction.co.uk. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  8. ^ McEvoy, Marc (20 April 2009). "Life writes its way into character". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  9. ^ "The dying trade". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  10. ^ "The empty beach". www.nla.gov.au National Library of Australia. Retrieved 19 February 2009.
  11. ^ "O'Fear". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 18 September 2014.

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