Mark Dapin

Announcing the 2016 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

R&R

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

John 'Nashville' Grant is an American military policeman in the R&R town of Vung Tau, tucked safely behind the front lines of the Vietnam War. Nashville knows how everything works: the army, the enemy, bars, secrets, men and women. He's keeping the peace by keeping his head down and making the most of it.

His new partner is a tall man from a small town: Shorty, from Bendigo. Shorty knows nothing about anything, and he wishes people would stop mistaking that for stupidity.

ISBN: 
9780670078202
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Spirit House

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

DAVID IS THIRTEEN and confused.  His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents in Bondi to give her new relationship some 'space'.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to understand.

David's grandfather, Jimmy, a Jewish war veteran and survivor of the Thai-Burma railway, is seventy.  Haunted by the ghosts of long dead comrades, the only person he can confide in is a thirteen-year-old from a different world.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to be understood.

ISBN: 
9781405040181
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

Mark Dapin

Author Information
Dapin, Mark

About the Author

Mark Dapin moved to Australia in the late 1980s. He is the author of Strange Country and King of the Cross, has been editor in chief of ACP's men's magazines, and a hugely popular columnist for Fairfax's Good Weekend. He lives in Sydney with his partner and two children.

2010 Ned Kelly Winners

Sorry everyone - been up to the wazoo fighting back the flood waters (next up is a locust plague - go on / make your comparisons!) - anyway Ned Kelly's announced last night:

True Crime

Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins  

Best First Fiction

Mark Dapin, King of the Cross, Macmillan 

KING OF THE CROSS - Mark Dapin

Author Information
Book Title: 
King of the Cross
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781405039628
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - King of the Cross, Mark Dapin

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The blurb gives you the general outline, this is flagged as an explosive, gritty, hilarious and truly original book.  It's definitely an unexpected styling.  Still making up my mind about the rest of the claims :)

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