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Craig Cormick Craig Cormick i(A19294 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Craig Cormick spent his early years in Wollongong before moving with his family to Queensland, the Blue Mountains in New South Wales and Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.

Cormick has been Chair of the ACT Writers Centre (2003-2008), editor of Blast magazine and Series Editor for Ginninderra Press' short fiction imprint Mockingbird Press. In addition to hundreds of short stories, he has written on Finnish folklore and edited a book on Grace Melbourne Baragwanath (1991). In 2007 he was awarded his PhD from Deakin University.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2022 shortlisted Alan Marshall Short Story Award Open Section for 'Legend of Billy the Kid'.
2021 recipient Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to science, and to the community.
2018 shortlisted The Fair Australia Prize Best MEAA Member Entry for Saw as we came in on both points of the bay …’

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Cruise to the End of the World Holt : Merino Press , 2021 24314537 2021 single work novella science fiction

'Antarctica is promoted as the last unspoiled continent on earth – attracting thousands of tourists on cruise ships each you. But at what point is it apparent that the continent is no longer unspoiled? And what happens on such a cruise ship when the outside world drops out of contact, after news of a devastating virus rampaging around the globe was received? And when you discover many of the passengers are determined not to ever go back home? A story of strange world of cruise ships and the stranger world of the near future.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Novella
y separately published work icon On a Barbarous Coast Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2020 19094160 2020 single work novel historical fiction

'On a Barbarous Coast is an alternative retelling of Captain James Cook's story co-written by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick in the tradition of imagined histories.

'We were becoming the wild things we most feared, but could not see it at the time.

'On a night of raging winds and rain, Captain Cook's Endeavour lies splintered on a coral reef off the coast of far north Australia. A small disparate band of survivors, fracturing already, huddle on the shore of this strange land - their pitiful salvage scant protection from the dangers of the unknown creatures and natives that live here.

'Watching these mysterious white beings, the Guugu Yimidhirr people cannot decide if they are ancestor spirits to be welcomed - or hostile spirits to be speared. One headstrong young boy, Garrgiil, determines to do more than watch and to be the one to find out what exactly they are.

'Fierce, intriguing and thoughtful, On a Barbarous Coast is the story of a past and future that might have been.

''Australia's "origin" story brilliantly re-imagined, in which Indigenous Australians rightfully assume their central place.' Susan Johnson, author of The Broken Book' (Publication summary)

2020 shortlisted ACT Notable Awards Fiction Big Press
y separately published work icon The Years of the Wolf Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2018 14658246 2018 single work novel historical fiction crime

'This story begins with a murder. A German internee is found dead inside a civilian internment camp during World War One, and one young internee, Arno Friedrich, determines to find the killer. But the more he probes into the lives of his fellow internees the more he discovers that little within the old stone prison is as he had imagined. He finds that the Germanic facades and fantasies the men construct hide secrets within secrets. And a killer.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 highly commended ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Fiction
2018 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Novel
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