Ryan O'Neill Ryan O'Neill i(A90520 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 Glasgow,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 2004
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Ryan O'Neill has worked as an English language teacher in Lithuania, China and Rwanda before settling in Newcastle, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. His fiction has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Wet Ink, Etchings and Westerly. His work has won the Hal Porter and Roland Robinson awards and been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd Award and the Age Short-Story Prize. He teaches at the University of Newcastle.

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Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships New Work - Emerging Writers Fiction

Awards for Works

The Weight of a Human Heart 2012 selected work short story

'Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, this collection turns the rules of storytelling on their head.

'A series of graphs illustrates the disintegration of a marriage, step by excruciating step. A literary stoush - and an affair - play out in the book review section of a national newspaper. The heartbreaking story of a Rwandan boy is hidden within his English exam paper. A young girl learns her mother's disturbing secrets through the broken key on a typewriter.

'Ranging from Australia to Africa to China and back again, The Weight of a Human Heart heralds a fresh new voice in Australian literature.' (From the publisher's website.)

2013 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards UTS Award for New Writing
2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
The Chinese Lesson The Age , 16 January Verity La , October 2009 single work short story
2009 third The Age Short Story Competition
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