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Matt Zurbo Matt Zurbo i(A33077 works by) (a.k.a. Matthew Zurbo)
Born: Established: 1967 Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Zurbo attended school in Melbourne and has worked as a comedian, a radio presenter and in the Otway Ranges in Victoria, harvesting tree ferns and regenerating temperate rainforest. He lives in Tasmania where he works at an oyster farm.

Most Referenced Works


  • Matt Zurbo created a kids book project title 'Cielo : 365 Kids Books in 365 Days'. It is an ode to his baby daughter Cielo.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Hot Nights, Cool Dragons Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 Z1141821 2004 single work novel young adult
2004 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
y separately published work icon Idiot Pride Ringwood : Puffin , 1997 Z104890 1997 single work novel young adult

'I look at her shadowed shape, her eyes lit by street light. There, in the hot summer dark. I have some thing, some self-thing. An idiot’s pride. And it has a power.

'A book about cruising and being on the run without going anywhere. Raw, honest and devoid of soapboxes. A good book for boys.'(Publication summary) 

1998 shortlist CBCA Book of the Year Awards Book of the Year: Older Readers
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