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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

2021 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund to travel to Albany, WA, for research for new adult novel, ‘Three Boys Gone’
2021-2022 shortlisted Adaptable (Queensland Writers Centre)
2019-2020 shortlisted Adaptable (Queensland Writers Centre)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Land of Fences Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2019 15404567 2019 single work novel young adult

'Finn and Kas are surviving on the coast—more than surviving: they’re enjoying the surf, the summer and being together. And now, the lights of Wentworth mean life could soon be back to normal. Finn is cautiously optimistic, but Kas knows she can never escape her status as a Siley, and that a return to slavery is a very real possibility. She’s nervous. And it turns out she’s right to be. When Kas is captured and taken inside the fences, Finn faces his greatest challenge yet.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted Indie Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Wilder Country Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017 11412947 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 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
2018 winner Indie Awards Young Adult
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