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Wayne Grogan Wayne Grogan i(A12897 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1953 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Wayne Grogan spent 16 years as a 'wharfie', working on the the wharves in Sydney and Newcastle. He then started writing fiction, obtained an arts degree, completed his first novel Junkie Pilgrim (2003), and worked as an antiquarian books dealer. In 1986, he had two feature articles published in the Newcastle Herald, one on heroin and one on methadone, and in 1987 the Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Grogan on methadone. Between 1988 and 1995 Grogan was a regular book reviewer for the Catholic Weekly.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Junkie Pilgrim Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2003 Z1063346 2003 single work novel crime
2004 joint winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
Love Tale 1995 single work short story
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 49 1995; (p. 124-130)
1993 runner-up The Deakin Literary Society Prose Prize
Death of a Sydney Junkman 1991 single work short story
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 41 1991; (p. 105-109)
1990 runner-up ACTU Henry Lawson Short Story Award
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