AustLit logo
Ken Spillman Ken Spillman i(A950 works by)
Also writes as: Kenneth Gaunt
Born: Established: 1959 London,
c
England,
c
c
United Kingdom (UK),
c
Western Europe, Europe,
;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Ken Spillman is an historian and writer who grew up in the western suburbs of Perth, Western Australia.

His books include several works on aspects of Western Australian history. In 1986, his book, Identity Prized : A History of Subiaco, won a Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Award and a Western Australia Week Literary Award. In 1995 he completed a Ph.D. on the subject of 'Colonial Politics and Administration of Development Policies in Western Australia 1883-1902'.

Spillman also writes books for children and young adults.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2008 recipient Asialink Literature Residency Program for residency in India

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Magpie Mischief Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2002 Z962190 2002 single work children's fiction children's

'Smart and feisty friends from different backgrounds, the Amity Kids go all out to meet any challenge that comes their way. In Magpie Mischief, they are determined to prevent an act of environmental vandalism--no matter what it takes. It's a quest that might just prove that kids are smarter than adults!' (Source: Trove)

2003 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Primary Fiction
y separately published work icon Blue : A Novel South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 Z88703 1999 single work novel

'Blue is a collection of interrelated stories, following the fives of a group of young adults over four years of relationships, jobs and big life decisions. Each story focuses on a point of transition for one character, but, cumulatively, the work gains power as a multiview exploration of the thresholds to adulthood.'   (Publication summary)

1999 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
Last amended 22 Oct 2018 14:59:50
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X