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Ross Watkins Ross Watkins i(A69511 works by)
Gender: Male
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'Dr Ross Watkins began teaching Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2006. His award-winning short fiction and non-fiction has been published in national and international anthologies, in addition to being showcased at national writers' festivals. A First Class Honours in Communication (Writing and Contemporary Cultures) student from the University of Technology, Sydney, Dr Watkins' scholarly interests are diverse but primarily concerned with the aesthetic and poetic representations of culture and humanity in narrative.'

Dr Watkins has been an executive committee member of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs and short story editor for Social Alternatives.

Source: University of the Sunshine Coast website,
Sighted: 25/08/2011

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon One Photo Melbourne : Viking , 2016 9481526 2016 single work picture book children's (taught in 1 units)

From Ross Watkins, the illustrator of The Boy Who Grew Into a Tree, and Liz Anelli, comes this moving picture book about family, the failings of memory and the strength of love. Told in stunning prose, with poignant artwork, this book is a celebration of what we hold dearest.

2017 shortlisted CBCA Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon The Boy Who Grew into a Tree Melbourne : Penguin , 2012 Z1906178 2012 single work children's fiction children's (taught in 2 units) 'A heartbreaking fable about nature and our relationship with it, and about the inevitable cycle of life. And then, as if on cue, the baby shaped its mouth into a perfect circle, drew breath into its cheeks and, curling its tiny tongue upon its bottom lip, breathed the long soft sound of wind in the trees. This is a tale of storms and bushfires and wild bees. It is a tale of an old couple and an unexpected gift from the bush. A gift they must one day return . .' (Publisher's blurb)
2012 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Children's Fiction (Told Primarily Through Pictures)
y separately published work icon The Arc 2011 (Manuscript version)x402166 Z1801055 2011 single work novel
2011 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Manuscript of an Emerging Queensland Author
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