Writer

Alan Duff

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Duff, Alan

Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has written novels, including Once Were Warriors, One Night Out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad, Jake's Long Shadow, Dreamboat Dad and Who Sings for Lu?, the novella State Ward, several children's books and a number of non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book of Fiction Award and, as well, as What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, was made into an internationally acclaimed film.

Peter Doyle

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Doyle, Peter

About the Author

Peter Doyle was born in Maroubra, in Sydney's eastern suburbs. He worked as a taxi driver, - musician, and teacher before writing Get Rich Quick, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel in 1997.

Its sequel, Amaze Your Friends, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel in 1998, followed in 2001 by The Devil's Jump, the third book in Doyle's Billy Glasheen series.

Doyle lives in Newtown, where he divides his time between writing and teaching. He is also a part-time curator at Sydney's Justice and Police Museum.