Source: Text Publishing
Mark Smith Mark Smith i(6132119 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 ;
Gender: Male
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'Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s Surf Coast where he writes and runs outdoor education programs for young adults. His writing has won a number of awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction and the Big Issue' (Text Publishing).

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Most Referenced Works


  • In addition to works individually indexed on AustLit, Mark Smith has also published the following works:

    • 'Water. Air. Salt. Boy', in Victorian Writer (the newsletter of the Victorian Writers Centre), 2014.
    • '10.42 to Sydenham', Writing to the Edge, 2014.
    • 'Milk for India', Award Winning Australian Writing 2013, 2013.
    • 'Drowning', Splashes of Colour: Geelong Writers' Anthology, 2013.
    • 'Before the Knowing', Visible Ink 24, 2012.

Personal Awards

2016 shortlisted Overland Story Wine Prize for ‘Boy Falling’
2013 winner Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section For 'Flood'.
2013 winner The Joanne Burns Award For '10:42 to Sydenham'.

Awards for Works

Wilder Country 2017 single work novel young adult

'Finn, Kas and Willow have survived the winter of storms. Severe winds and cold have kept the Wilders at bay. Now that spring has come, everything has changed. They’re being hunted again, and they won’t be safe while Ramage wants their blood.

'But Finn and Kas made a promise to Rose - to find her baby and bring her back. And finding Hope means finding Ramage…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
The Road to Winter 2016 single work novel young adult fantasy

'Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. He has stayed alive for two winters—hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage. But Finn’s isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley—an asylum seeker—and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn’s help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back—at any cost' (publication blurb).

2017 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
2017 shortlisted Readings Young Adult Book Prize
2017 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Older Readers
2017 shortlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
2016 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Fantasy Division Novel
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