Mark Brandi Mark Brandi i(8514581 works by)
Born: Established:
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Mark Brandi was born in Italy and then spent most of his childhood in a remote country Victorian pub. He now lives in Melbourne.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 shortlisted Viva La Novella Award
2015 second place Sydney Writers’ Room Short Story Competition For 'Pensioner's Concession'.

Awards for Works

Wimmera 2017 single work novel crime mystery

'In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends.

Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben's next-door neighbour unsettled him. Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid.

Then a newcomer arrived in the Wimmera. Fab reckoned he was a secret agent and he and Ben staked him out. Up close, the man's shoulders were wide and the veins in his arms stuck out, blue and green. His hands were enormous, red and knotty. He looked strong. Maybe even stronger than Fab's dad. Neither realised the shadow this man would cast over both their lives.

Twenty years later, Fab is still stuck in town, going nowhere but hoping for somewhere better. Then a body is found in the river, and Fab can't ignore the past any more.'

(Publication Summary)

2016 winner Crime Writers' Association (UK) The CWA Debut Dagger
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