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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.
2013recipientCreative Industries Career Fundto attend the Key West Literary Seminar and Workshop in the USA to undertake an intensive high-level workshop on creative non-fiction and the techniques of modern crime and thriller fiction.
yThe Years of the WolfVictoria:IFWG Publishing Inc,2018146582462018single 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.'
'It’s a fact not yet universally acknowledged, that everybody should at some point in their lives attempt to follow in the footsteps of the explorers Hume and Hovell down the Hume Highway, preferably in the company of Captain Cook, Henry Lawson, Caroline Chisholm and Ned Kelly. Backseat Drivers is a hilarious and biting satire on the intersection and byways of the past, the present and the future.'