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Peter Kohn Peter Kohn i(A28903 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Jewish
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Peter Kohn was born of Austrian/German parents. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monash University, majoring in political science and joined the Melbourne Herald as a cadet journalist. Kohn has worked also as a magazine editor, stage reviewer and as the special projects editor for Australian Jewish News.

Actively involved in the Jewish community, and as one of the second generation (the children who came after the Holocaust), Kohn has been given an insight into those days, particularly from his family and their friends, who were part of a large circle of former Shanghai refugees who settled in Australia. His first novel Rachel's Chance (1987) was inspired by the experiences of his family.

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  • Author writes in these languages:ENGLISH

Awards for Works

View from a Sandcastle 1998 single work novel This novel was inspired by the author's experience of growing up in Melbourne's suburbs.
2000 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethnic Affairs Commission Award
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