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James Cowan James Cowan i(A11988 works by) (a.k.a. James Granville Cowan; Jim Cowan)
Also writes as: James Granville
Born: Established: 9 Apr 1942 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 6 Oct 2018 Bangalow, Byron Bay - Broken Head area, Far North Coast, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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James Cowan wrote a number of books on Aboriginal religion, culture, spirituality and artwork. Born in Melbourne and raised in Sydney, he also spent time living in the Tanami Desert (in Balgo Hills), Cortona in Italy, and Buenos Aires in Argentina. He died in New South Wales in 2018.

Cowan's published work included poetry and memoirs, as well as his work on Aboriginal culture. He completed his PhD (Creative Writing, incl. Playwriting) at The University of Queensland in 2016, with a creative biographical study of the life and times of Vespasiano Gonzaga, duke of Sabbioneta (1531-1591).

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations Of Fra Mauro, Cartographer To The Court Of Venice Boston : Shambhala Publications , 1996 Z841849 1996 single work novel historical fiction
1998 winner ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
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