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Nigel Gray Nigel Gray i(A9490 works by)
Born: Established: 1941
Northern Ireland,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1988
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Nigel Gray grew up in England and graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BA (English) in 1971. He completed an MA at the University of East Anglia in 1984. Gray has been a photographer, an actor, and has taught creative writing in a range of environments, including schools, universities and prisons. He has been a writing mentor with the Australia Council mentoring scheme, and has held numerous writing fellowships.

Gray has written fiction for children and young adults, children's poetry, plays, radio drama and also published in the Literacy Links readers series published by Mimosa. His work has been published in many countries and languages.

Gray is a past president of PEN (Western Australian Branch). He has won the Dickens Fellowship Award for literary criticism and the Irish Post Award for literature. His books have been shortlisted for several other awards.

Gray became an Australian citizen in 1990.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2003).

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Frog Prince Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 1996 Z834883 1996 single work picture book children's
1996 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for Writing for Children
y separately published work icon I'll Take You to Mrs Cole! London : Andersen Press , 1985 Z1016534 1985 single work picture book children's From Kinetica: Threatened with a visit to Mrs. Cole by his working mother whenever he doesn't get his chores done in her absence, a young boy finally searches out the woman on his own and finds out what "awful" things really happen at her house.
1986 shortlisted Nestle Smarties Book Prize
y separately published work icon Life Sentence London : Sinclair Browne , 1984 Z1018824 1984 selected work short story humour
1991 shortlisted Warana Writers' Awards Steele Rudd Award
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