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John Charalambous

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John Charalambous was born and educated in Melbourne. He grew up in a culturally mixed family - Greek Cypriot on his father’s side, Anglo-Australian on his mother’s. Following an interest in painting, he obtained a teaching degree in fine arts from Melbourne State College. While teaching art in secondary schools he began to write fiction, at the same time studying literature and creative writing at Melbourne University. After spending time in Cyprus and Greece, he took up a teaching appointment in the central Victorian town of Wedderburn, where he remained for thirteen years, no longer as a teacher but running a small business. This experience of rural life became the basis for his first novel Furies, UQP, 2004, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book (South East Asia and South Pacific region).
His second novel Silent Parts, UQP, 2006, explores a family’s private myths about a WW1 soldier who didn’t come home. Silent Parts was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award in 2007. John now lives in Bendigo, Victoria, where he is completing an English Honours year at La Trobe University. His third novel Two Greeks will be published in August 2011.

ALL TITLES BY JOHN CHARALAMBOUS
Silent Parts
Silent Parts
John Charalambous


Re-released as An Accidental Soldier to tie in with the film.


Two Greeks
Two Greeks
John Charalambous


Ten-year-old Andy figures all fathers must be part ogre, part child, part Zeus – or maybe just all Greek fathers? His peculiar little family is on the brink of collapse.


An Accidental Soldier
An Accidental Sold...
John Charalambous


In times of war, love can be found in the most unlikely of places.


Furies
Furies
John Charalambous


Nicky's a survivor. She's lived through a difficult Greek childhood then years spent teaching in a small-minded country town after the failure of the utopian community where everyone, including her ar ...


AWARDS
Highly Commended, 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Scripts (script Blake Ayshford)