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Neil Grant Neil Grant i(A69874 works by)
Born: Established: 1966 Glasgow,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Neil Grant was born in Scotland and came to Australia at the age of thirteen. He finished high school at the International School of Kuala Lumpur after which he travelled extensively, and has worked in a wide variety of jobs, including jobs as an instrument steriliser, a brickie's labourer, and a carrot picker. Grant has written young adult novels and poetry. Neil has three children and lives in Cottles Bridge, Victoria.

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y separately published work icon The Ink Bridge Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2012 Z1851319 2012 single work novel young adult

'Each step becomes a heartbeat and I feel the distance between Omed and me closing. I remember when I first met him - when he had showed me what bravery meant. How he had stood up for what he believed. In the end that had been his undoing.

'Omed is a boy from Afghanistan. After making an enemy of the Taliban on the day the Buddhas of Bamiyan are destroyed, he undertakes a perilous journey to seek asylum in Australia. Hector is a grieving Australian boy who has given up on school and retreated into silence. Their paths meet at a candle factory where they both find work. But secrets fester behind the monotonous routine of assembling wax and wicks - secrets with terrible consequences. And, ultimately, it is up to Hector to see how the story ends.

'Omed's and Hector's beautifully told and compelling journeys will grip hold of your heart and not let go.' (From the publisher's website.)

2014 shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction
2013 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adult Fiction
2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
2013 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
2012 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards Barbara Ramsden Award
2012 winner Queensland Literary Awards Young Adult Book Award
y separately published work icon 1000 Pencils : From Kinglake to Kabul Diamond Creek : Diamond Valley College , 2010 Z1720832 2010 anthology poetry autobiography short story prose This non-fiction text is an account of an exchange of stories between a school in Kabul and a school devastated by bushfires in Kinglake. As writer in residence, Neil Grant encourages the traumatized Australian students to make contact with their counterparts in an international school in Kabul. Their contact leads to a great deal of writing, including fictional pieces in which they experience vicariously the lives of others.
2011 shortlisted
y separately published work icon Indo Dreaming Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2005 Z1167138 2005 single work novel young adult 'I saw Castro die. A week later, the postcards started. One a month — Indonesian Breaks, steep peaks over sharp coral. All signed: Castro. Goog's best mate Castro vanished into the Southern Ocean, but his body was never found. So Goog flies north, chasing the ghost of his dead friend. He hooks up with Niagara — a young American hunting his own illusions — and together they set off on a wild, gritty, surf odyssey. But are they actually at the mercy of an unseen puppet master, and what will they find in the surreal shadow-lands of Indonesia?' (Source: Author's website)
2006 finalist Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award
2005 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Young Adult Book
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