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John Clanchy

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John Clanchy was born in Melbourne in 1943, but has lived in Canberra, working as a counsellor and academic at the Australian National University, since 1975. He was for some years head of an academic advisory centre for students at the Australian National University and foundation director of the Graduate Teaching Program in the university's Graduate School. John has published nine volumes of fiction (five novels and three collections), as well as many uncollected short stories in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. His stories have won many awards, in Australia, Europe, the US and New Zealand. His novel The Hard Word won the 2003 ACT book of the Year in 2003, and his collection of stories Vincenzo's Garden won both the same prize in 2006 and the Steele Rudd Award the year before. In addition to literary fiction, John has co-authored two detective thrillers with Mark Henshaw If God Sleeps and And Hope to Die, both now appearing in French and German. His most recent collection Her Father's Daughter, five long stories dealing with the complex and often fraught relations between fathers and daughters, was released in August 2008.
ALL TITLES BY JOHN CLANCHY
The Hard Word
The Hard Word
John Clanchy


Vera. Miriam, Laura - one family, three generations - with Miriam at the centre, balancing the needs of her mother and daughter with those of her marriage and career. Vera is slipping into the darkne ...


Vincenzos Garden
Vincenzos Garden
John Clanchy


From the celebrated Australian short-story writer and novelist John Clanchy comes a brilliant new collection of prize-winning short stories. These diverse and captivating tales are testimony to Clanch ...


Her Father
Her Father's Daugh...
John Clanchy


Love, loss, loyalty betrayal. From the award-winning author John Clanchy comes a collection of five new tales that explore the fascinating - and often fraught - relations between fathers and daughters ...


Lessons From The Heart
Lessons From The H...
John Clanchy


In this sequel to The Hard Word, John Clanchy writes with an engaging blend of ironic humour and compassion as he explores the rapidly changing world of a teenager. On a school trip to the red heart o ...