Michael Stephens i(18 works by) (a.k.a. Michael Erik Stephens)
Born: Established: 1955 London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1955
Heritage: Danish ; British
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BiographyHistory

Born in London of a Danish father and British mother, Michael Stephens emigrated to Australia with this family when he was six weeks old. After graduating from Sydney University with a first-class honours degree in Arts and Law, Stephens lived in Europe for a year, worked part-time and began to write short stories and a novel. In 1988 he won the Lyndall Hadow Short Story Award and several other awards as well as being short-listed for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award. Stephens published his first short-listed novel Matinee in 1991.

Awards for Works

Mudlark 2003 single work children's fiction children's Mudlark is the story of a boy coming to terms with his world. As he journeys through the lives of his family, friends, and neighbours, Jim learns that truth comes not only from experience, but from the heart as well. (Back cover blurb).
2004 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
2004 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
Blat Magic 2001 single work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy
2002 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Children's Book
2001 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Long Fiction
Titans! 1992 single work children's fiction children's When twelve-year-old Jason opens his bedroom door to a group of tiny extraterrestrials, his life changes, and through helping his new allies he finds a way to cope with the absence of his mother and the death of his father.
1993 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Younger Readers
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