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Colin Bowles Colin Bowles i(A8840 works by) (a.k.a. Colin Richard Bowles)
Also writes as: Colin Falconer ; Ric West ; Mark D'Arbanville
Born: Established: 1953 London,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1974
Heritage: English
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Colin Bowles grew up near Southend, England and arrived in Perth, Western Australia in 1974 as a professional soccer goalkeeper. He has worked as a taxi driver, a journalist and a freelance writer and has travelled widely in Europe and South-East Asia. He writes thrillers using the name Colin Falconer (Falconer is his wife's name) and he is also the author of humorous books on fatherhood and on golf. His screenwriting credits include five episodes for the TV soap Sons and Daughters).

Bowles, who has been a guest at numerous Writers' Festivals, lived in Dunsborough until 2003 at which time he moved to South Perth.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Nights in the Sun Ringwood : Penguin , 2003 Z1060730 2003 single work novel young adult It was the year I broke a bone in my leg,
the year I got my first kiss,
and the year Jesus got himself shot.

One dead Japanese pearl-diver who is starting to smell.
A big, slow Filipino crewman.
A beautiful girl called Amy O'Rourke.
And Sam, who gets mixed up with them all,
and maybe shouldn't have.

Sam is a skinny layabout, working at the Sun Picture Stadium for his dad, and dreaming of being a hero, a cowboy, a legend. It's Broome, the year is 1926, and the heat is on. (Back cover)
2004 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Young Adult Fiction
2004 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Young Adult Book
2003 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Writing for Young Adults
y separately published work icon Going Off Ringwood : Puffin , 1999 Z266827 1999 single work novel young adult humour
1999 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Young Adult
y separately published work icon Surfing Mr Petrovic Ringwood : Penguin , 1997 Z841226 1997 single work children's fiction children's humour

'Eleven-year-old Tao loves hanging around with his mates. He used to like surfing with his dad, too, until Dad left home to live with a fashion model. And his mum has a new boyfriend, with altogether too-brainy kids. When Mr Petrovic enters the scheme of things, he becomes the focus for Tao's anger.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1999 shortlisted West Australian Young Readers' Book Award Younger Readers
1997 shortlisted Children's Peace Literature Award
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