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David Parker David Parker i(A27297 works by) (a.k.a. David H. Parker; David Heywood Parker)
Born: Established: 5 Aug 1943 Adelaide, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 29 Oct 2015
Gender: Male
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With degrees from Adelaide and Flinders Universities and a DPhil(Oxon), David Parker has lectured in the English Department at the Australian National University and has been Chair of the English Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Building on Sand Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1988 Z356935 1988 single work novel 'Mysteriously abandoned by his mother at an early age, torn between his loyalties to a nostalgic, Victorian grandfather and to a warm, Irish-Catholic grandmother, and completely captivated by the adolescent capers of his heroic footballer uncle, the young Jude [Watson] is forced to create many names for himself before he is able to carve his own place in the uncertain, adult world. Jude Rowe-Jones, St Jude Hope of the Hopeless, JRJ the dashing naval officer, Judd the failed schoolboy-poet, Judah the biblical lion ... The names accumulate, but a question constantly echoes behind all these facades and all through Jude's life: "Who the hell are you?" His world is the growing city of Adelaide in the nineteen-fifties. It's postwar Australia, new waves of European migration, the advent of American pop culture with souped-up FJ Holdens, rock-and-roll beach parties and teenage jiving at the drive-in ... It is a world that is rapidly changing, very much like the shifting sand that Jude played in as a child.' (Dustcover)
1989 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
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