A. S. Patrić i(68 works by) (a.k.a. Alec Patric)
Gender: Male
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A. S. Patrić is a Melbourne writer.

Awards for Works

Black Rock White City 2015 single work novel

'Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan's cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children.

'Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia's suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as they try to reclaim their dreams. It is a breathtaking roar of energy that explores the immigrant experience with ferocity, beauty and humour.' (Publication summary)

2016 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
2016 winner Miles Franklin Literary Award
Las Vegas for Vegans 2012 selected work short story 'From Las Vegas to Melbourne, from Europe to a doomed airplane in mid-flight, from a seedy motel to the local bookstore, the true setting of these stories is the human heart. A son spends the day at work having left his father dying on the kitchen floor, a woman finds herself unexpectedly alone in a hotel room in Rome, Kafka watches the last journey of the famous Swimmer as he disappears into the Danube, a father abandons his family, yet mysteriously turns up three days later at the Mirage Inn on the edge of Simpson Desert. A. S. Patrić’s characters are searching for possibilities, truth and lies, the revelations of shadows, and the strange light that shines between tall buildings. Las Vegas for Vegans is original, assured, beautiful storytelling of exceptional craft, brimming with humour and compassion.' Source: www.transitlounge.com.au/ (Sighted 05/12/2012).
2013 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
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