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Wayne Marshall Wayne Marshall i(A128996 works by)
Gender: Male
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Wayne Marshall is a Melbourne-based musician and writer of (mostly) strange and dark fiction. In 2010, as part of a creative-writing Ph.D. at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Marshall was writing his first novel, a story tracing the aftermath of a breakout of communal hysteria in a small Australian town.

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y separately published work icon Shirl South Melbourne : Affirm Press , 2020 18163293 2020 selected work short story

'A lonely yowie emerges from the bush to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball. Mysterious creatures descend from the sky to place a ban on footy. A shark named Bruce turns up in the local swimming pool. A fisherman enjoying a boys’ weekend on the Murray River finds perspective where he least expects it.

'In Shirl, Wayne Marshall takes a range of what-if scenarios to their fabulist and comedic extremes. Superbly inventive and powerful, these fourteen stories skewer contemporary Australian society – particularly the crises of masculinity and national identity – in insightful and yet hilarious ways, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. This astounding collection will make you rethink what it means to be Australian.' (Publication summary)

2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer As 'Frontier Sport'.
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