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William McInnes is best known to television audiences for his acting roles in Blue Heelers and SeaChange. He has also appeared in the films Turtle Beach, The Heartbreak Kid and Look Both Ways.

Personal Awards

2008 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships BOOKS ALIVE 2009 - Ambassador Author Fees

Awards for Works

Worse Things Happen at Sea 2011 single work autobiography

'Worse Things Happen at Sea is about families, suburbs and homes, friends, love and day to day life written by bestselling author William McInnes and award winning filmmaker, photographer and animator Sarah Watt.

'In William's first book A Man's Got to Have a Hobby he wrote about family life in the 1960s with humour, affection and honesty. Worse Things Happen at Sea does the same for family life in 2000s; written by William and Sarah in a way that many Australians can relate to and enjoy.

'This book celebrates the wonderful, messy, haphazard things in life -- bringing home babies from hospital, being a friend, a parent, son or daughter, and dog obedience classes. It's about living for twenty years in the family home, raising children there, chasing angry rabbits around the backyard, renovations that never end. It is also about understanding that sometimes you have to say goodbye; that is part of life too.

'Illustrated throughout with Sarah Watt's photographs of family life and beautiful, everyday objects.' (From the publisher's website.)

2012 winner Indie Awards Nonfiction
2012 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
2012 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Book Award
Cricket Kings 2006 single work novel humour Step into the lives of a team of regular middle-aged men who meet each week to play cricket in their local park. They don't seem to be extraordinary - they are just like the rest of us - but like everyone, they each have a story to tell. Meet the bus driver with no sense of direction; the bride on the morning of her wedding who looks out onto the oval that she has seen from her bedroom window every day of her life and now thinks about marriage and her own home; meet Chris who brings the team together and wears foot-crunching shoes just to please his wife and mother. Meet the cricketer who only plays each weekend because he loves hearing the piano music that wafts out from a nearby hall. Through William's ability to spin a yarn, the players, their families and the people who stop to watch the game all come to life. With these characters William will make us laugh and cry. And never again will we think that someone is just a regular bloke - everyone can be a king or a queen in their own suburb. (Publisher's blurb)
2007 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
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