Source: Text Publishing
Mark Smith i(11 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 ;
Gender: Male
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'Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s Surf Coast where he writes and runs outdoor education programs for young adults. His writing has won a number of awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction and the Big Issue' (Text Publishing).

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  • In addition to works individually indexed on AustLit, Mark Smith has also published the following works:

    • 'Water. Air. Salt. Boy', in Victorian Writer (the newsletter of the Victorian Writers Centre), 2014.
    • '10.42 to Sydenham', Writing to the Edge, 2014.
    • 'Milk for India', Award Winning Australian Writing 2013, 2013.
    • 'Drowning', Splashes of Colour: Geelong Writers' Anthology, 2013.
    • 'Before the Knowing', Visible Ink 24, 2012.

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted Overland Story Wine Prize for ‘Boy Falling’
2013 winner The Joanne Burns Award For '10:42 to Sydenham'.
2013 winner Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section For 'Flood'.

Awards for Works

Sugar Bag Dreamin' Country The Best Australian Stories 2014 , 2014 single work short story

'The routine task of transporting Jimmy Sugar to attend sorry business in Adelaide River takes Ray Cunningham on a detour into the old man’s country, where simple events take on new meaning.'

Source: Description from the 2013 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers shortlist (https://overland.org.au/2013/10/shortlist-for-the-2013-short-story-prize/)

2013 shortlisted The Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize for New and Emerging Writers
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