James Phelan i(57 works by)
Born: Established: 1979 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Melbourne-based James Phelan has been a freelance writer and, since 2001, has run James Phelan Literary Services. After high school he studied Architecture, and afterwards English Literature, graduating with a Master of Arts in Writing. During his Masters studies he developed the idea that would become his first published book, Literati. He has undertaken PhD studies and has also taught in the Master of Arts writing programme at Swinburne University, Melbourne, as well as writing regularly for the Melbourne Age newspaper.

Awards for Works

13 2013 single work novel science fiction

'I click my fingers and everybody dies.

'Sam wakes from his nightmare to discover the terrifying reality. It will come true.

'Kidnapped from school and finding out his parents aren’t who he thinks they are, Sam is suddenly running from danger at every turn. Nothing will ever be the same again.

'With his life and identity shattered, Sam’s salvation is tied to an ancient prophecy. He is in the final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all.

'He alone can find the last 13.

'Are you one of them?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 shortlisted YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
2014 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Book of the Year for Older Children
2014 shortlisted KOALA Awards Fiction for Years 7-9
2014 winner YABBA Fiction Years 7-9
Red Ice 2010 single work novel thriller 'Just a few days after the conclusion of Liquid Gold, Lachlan Fox is thrown back into the midst of the action when the dangerous and powerful Umbra organization offers to trade a man they've taken hostage for one of their own operatives. After the CIA claim they won't negotiate with terrorists, Umbra begins to cut off the natural gas supply to Europe. This is just a small indication of the level of chaos they're prepared to inflict. Assassinations follow . . . Red Ice is a post-cold war thriller set in an unstable Europe, where control of resources equals true power. It's a novel in which Russia is under the influence of corrupt capitalists, the pace is non-stop, the stakes are inconceivably high, the villain a true megalomaniac - and ex-Navy hero Lachlan Fox is seriously challenged.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
Last amended 12 Apr 2007
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