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Andrew Rule Andrew Rule i(A11160 works by) (a.k.a. Leonard Andrew Rule)
Born: Established: 1957 ;
Gender: Male
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'Andrew Rule grew up in eastern Victoria surrounded by animals. Too small to be a mounted policeman, too big to be a jockey, too frightened to be a rodeo rider, he won the 1974 Sale Agricultural Show essay competition (first prize $5) before starting as a reporter with the Gippsland Times and Maffra Spectator. He later worked at The Age, The Herald and the Herald Sun. ' (Source : Melbourne University Publishing)

Most Referenced Works


  • Andrew Rule also wrote Cuckoo: A True Story of Murder and Its Detection (1988), Sex, Death and Betrayal: True Crimes and Other Stories (2004), and Winx: The Authorised Biography (2018). He has co-authored several other books of true crime stories with John Silvester, including Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld Wars (2004).

Personal Awards

2019 longlisted Walkley Award Best Non-Fiction Book for Winx: The Authorised Biography.
2006 joint winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Lifetime Contribution Jointly won with John Silvester for their contribution to crime publishing.
2001 winner Quill Awards Gold Quill
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