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Andrew Hutchinson Andrew Hutchinson i(A70938 works by)
Born: Established: 1980 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Andrew Hutchinson grew up in Kinglake, in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. He attended Diamond Creek College and then became a hairdresser. Hutchinson has studied writing at Box Hill TAFE and has been influenced by a mentorship with Christos Tsiolkas (q.v.).

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y separately published work icon One Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2018 13874706 2018 single work novel

'Love can rule your life. Change your personality. Your everyday existence can be shaped by the opinion of one person. It seems crazy – so why do we do it? Why do we let the thoughts of someone else govern our decisions and actions?

'He had his heart broken by his one true love, and cannot see a way forward in life. Having alienated himself from his family and friends, he works nights and shuns normal society. But not even disrupted sleep and depression can explain the strange behaviours that will suddenly take over him. It all escalates on an unassuming night, when he returns home to find a woman asleep in his driveway. Waiting.

'One probes the extremes we go to for love; the extent of emotional influence; the scars we leave on each other. The novel asks, who do you become when you’re driven to obsession?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
y separately published work icon Rohypnol 2006 Milsons Point : Vintage Australia , 2007 Z1304543 2006 single work novel

'The New Punk is not about moving towards the future. It is about your life right now, impatiently standing still.

Fact: Bad people do bad things.
In the new age of money, drugs and instant satisfaction, you make your own rules. You take what you want, you don't ask. There is no responsibility. There is no guilt. If someone burns you, you should do the same to them. It's an issue of equality.'
Hutchinson 'portrays a disturbing reality in which cold and disillusioned youths assault the comfortable middle-class world around them'. Rohypnol 'examines the mind of a self-made monster - and questions the direction of modern life.' (Publisher's blurb)

2008 commended Kathleen Mitchell Literary Award
2006 winner Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer
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