Shearston, Trevor

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Shearston, Trevor

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  • Shearston, Trevor, 1946-

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Trevor Shearston was born in Sydney and graduated from University of Sydney in 1967. He spent seven years teaching and travelling in Papua New Guinea between 1968 and 1976, and has visited the country several times since In the 1970s and 80s he taught English and performed as a folk-singer. His experiences in New Guinea inform all his writing from his first collection of short stories Something in the Blood (1979) through his subsequent novels Sticks That Kill (1983), White Lies (1986), Concertinas (1988), A Straight Young Back (2000), Tinder (2002) and Dead Birds (2007) and his writing for screen and radio.


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US DLC n 80025246

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Revised, Linda Justo, 29-Jul-2020




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