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Will Elliott Will Elliott i(A87577 works by) (a.k.a. William Elliott)
Born: Established: 1979 Brisbane, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
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Brisbane-based writer.

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y separately published work icon Strange Places : A Memoir of Mental Illness Ultimo : ABC Books , 2009 Z1590077 2009 single work autobiography

'In 2006 Will Elliott had his first novel The Pilo Family Circus published. It won five literary awards and great acclaim, nationally and internationally.

'What nobody knew was that the young author of that work of terrifying fantasy had recently recovered from a psychotic episode and been diagnosed as schizophrenic.

'Strange Places takes us on a journey through psychosis and out the other side, documenting the delusions, the drugs and the insights that recovery brings. A beautifully written memoir of a harrowing - and enlightening - time, from one of Australia's best young writers.'

(Publisher's blurb)
2010 shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction
y separately published work icon The Pilo Family Circus Sydney : ABC Books , 2006 Z1254794 2006 single work novel horror fantasy (taught in 2 units)

Jamie is plunged into the horrific alternative universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between hell and earth from which humankind's greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place peopled by the gruesome, grotesque and monstrous, where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself - for when he applies the white paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead... (back cover)

2006 inaugural winner ABC Fiction Award
2006 winner Australian Shadows Award
2007 winner Ditmar Awards Best Novel
2006 shortlisted International Horror Guild Awards Novel
2007 joint winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2006 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Golden Aurealis Novel
2006 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Novel Joint winner with Edwina Grey's Prismatic.
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