Ryan O'Neill i(43 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 Glasgow,
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 2004
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BiographyHistory

Ryan O'Neill has worked as an English language teacher in Lithuania, China and Rwanda. He currently (2012) lives with his family in Newcastle and teaches at the University of Newcastle.

Awards for Works

The Weight of a Human Heart , 2012 selected work short story

'Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, this collection turns the rules of storytelling on their head.

'A series of graphs illustrates the disintegration of a marriage, step by excruciating step. A literary stoush - and an affair - play out in the book review section of a national newspaper. The heartbreaking story of a Rwandan boy is hidden within his English exam paper. A young girl learns her mother's disturbing secrets through the broken key on a typewriter.

'Ranging from Australia to Africa to China and back again, The Weight of a Human Heart heralds a fresh new voice in Australian literature.' (From the publisher's website.)

2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
The Chinese Lesson , The Age , 16 January 2009 single work short story
2009 third The Age Short Story Competition
A Famine In Newcastle , 2006 selected work short story children's
2007 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award This award was known as the Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award from 1988-2007.