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John Hooker John Hooker i(A20423 works by) (a.k.a. John Williamson Hooker)
Born: Established: 3 Apr 1932 Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
New Zealand,
Pacific Region,
; Died: Ceased: 29 Apr 2008 Malvern, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1963
Heritage: New Zealander
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John Hooker received an MA from the University of Auckland, and was publishing director at both Penguin and Collins. In addition to fiction, Hooker wrote about history and the military, and in 1989 published Korea: The Forgotten War. He also published Brekky, Dinner & Tea: Recipes for When You're Hungry, with John Michie, (1985) and was a contributor to the Australian and the Age.

Elements of landscape and characters' psychology feature prominently in Hooker's fictional work, which also focuses on such themes as murder, violence, corruption, racism and love.

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Personal Awards

2001 winner Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Writers' Emeritus Award The other recipient of the Emeritus Award in 2001 was Bruce Dawe (q.v.). Both Dawe and Hooker received the maximum amount.
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