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David Harris David Harris i(A11534 works by)
Born: Established: 1942 ;
Gender: Male
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David Harris has written in the genres of fiction, history, travel, biography, travel and textbooks. He has written fiction for young adults and scripts for children's television programmes and documentaries. Harris has also been a journalist and historian who has had over 300 pieces published in Australian and international newspapers and journals. On his website his describes his work in his author profile (2003): 'My books include fiction for adults and young readers, history, travel, biography, business and cultural relations, travel, texts for secondary and tertiary students, cultural studies and editing of an anthology.' His wife, Christine Harris (q.v.), is also a writer.

Harris has been a teacher and has given numerous workshops on writing and literacy around Australia. He has won several writing fellowships and awards, including a Visiting Fellowship in History at University of New England, and the Virgiliana Medal at the Italian Encyclopedic Institute.

Harris was a runner-up in the 1994 Christina Stead Award for his 1993 biography of Patti Walkuski, No Bed of Roses : Memoirs of a Madam. He has also had published travel writing about China (Black Horse Odyssey, 1991).

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

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Personal Awards

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Man Called Possum Ringwood : Puffin , 1998 Z834082 1998 single work biography children's The story of David James Jones, born in New Zealand, who was a well-known hermit in Australia.
1999 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
1999 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
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