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Noel Mengel Noel Mengel i(A102933 works by)
Born: Established: 1957 Kingaroy, Kingaroy area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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Noel Mengel graduated from university with a degree in journalism. He has been the editor of Australian Cricket and the music magazine Sonics. He has also been the chief music writer for Brisbane's Courier-Mail newspaper.

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y separately published work icon RPM 2010 (Manuscript version)x402136 Z1721743 2010 single work novel

'RPM is a coming-of-age novel set in the early 1980s in a Queensland country town. For a group of young people on the cusp of adulthood, music is their bond and their escape. Narrated by Neil, who is working in the local court house, the novel follows his tentative early forays with girls, his attempts at musical greatness with his band and his dreams of leaving the "peanut town" behind. Along with a lively cast of characters such as JD the DJ, Stephen the Mod, Peaches, Jools One and Jools Two, Neil is drawn to returning London-based musician Ray Peter Manning and his record store, RPM. This is a fictional portrait about small-town life, its challenges and youth on the edge of adulthood.'

Source: Queensland Premier's Literary Awards website,
Sighted: 01/09/2010

2010 winner Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Manuscript of an Emerging Queensland Author
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