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Jon Doust Jon Doust i(A25635 works by)
Born: Established: 1948 Bridgetown, Bridgetown - Nannup area, Bridgetown - Manjimup area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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Jon Doust has worked as a comedian, radio personality, story teller, political activist and writer. He has lived in Kalamunda, a hills suburb of Perth, and in Albany, also in Western Australia.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Boy On A Wire North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2009 Z1571683 2009 single work novel

'In the boarding house it doesn't matter who hit you first, or if they miss-hit, you have to get them back. It's kid against kid, dog against dog. We all have rabies. We all have pinks disease. We're all foaming at the mouth. Tit for tat, the strong rule the weak, the weak cry. Only those who can find the mean streak in them survive. I'm a survivor. Briggsy taught me that. If you're weak, unspeakable things happen to you. The bastards won't get me.

It is the 1960s in Perth, Western Australia. For Thomas Muir - cool and steady - life is a thing that goes on outside him. But for his brother, hot-headed Jack - believer in honesty and justice - life must be wrestled to be understood.

Jack Muir's years of survival and his coming of age in a boys' boarding school are sharply revealed in this dislocated memoir. Jack's story is funny and raw. It will strike a nerve in those who were there - and in anyone who has ever asked how it is that one becomes a man.' (Publisher's blurb)

2010 longlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
y separately published work icon Magpie Mischief Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2002 Z962190 2002 single work children's fiction children's

'Smart and feisty friends from different backgrounds, the Amity Kids go all out to meet any challenge that comes their way. In Magpie Mischief, they are determined to prevent an act of environmental vandalism--no matter what it takes. It's a quest that might just prove that kids are smarter than adults!' (Source: Trove)

2003 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Primary Fiction
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