John Charalambous i(8 works by)
Born: Established: 1956 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

John Charalambous graduated from Victoria College with a teaching degree in fine arts and has also studied literature and creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

Awards for Works

Silent Parts 2006 single work novel war literature

Every family has its secrets - and its lies. The Lamberts have Uncle Harry, who fought in World War I but never came home from France. Each Lambert relative now clings to a different story: Harry died a hero's death on the battlefield. Harry married a sweet French girl. Harry drowned in the mud in Gallipoli. Harry was a coward who ran from the enemy. As his great-niece Julie struggles to sift fact from fiction, she finds how easy it is to rewrite the past. Gradually Harry comes to life: the awkward boy in turn-of-the-century Australia, the obedient son caring for his ageing mother, the 40-year-old bachelor, the reluctant soldier in France. Initially placid Harry's posted out of harm's way - but then he's called up to the front, and makes a decision that not only changes the course of his life, but changes the way he sees himself. (Backcover)

2007 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
Furies 2004 single work novel
2005 commended International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best First Book
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