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Peter Kay

Winner of the IP Picks Award for Fiction


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Peter Kay’s novel, Blood, won the 2012 IP Picks Award for Fiction. It also won him a Residency at Varuna, The Writers’ House. Over the past 30 years Peter has written fiction, features, news journalism, academic articles and literary criticism and his work has been published in The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Weekend Australian, Tracks, Overland and The Sunday Tasmanian. He has a BA in Professional Writing from the University of Canberra and a Masters in Creative Writing from CQ University. Born in Canberra, he has lived in Tasmania for the last 25 years.

Review of Blood:
“Having published his first novel, Peter Kay has never been happier than he is in the latest chapter of his life. He took a circuitous route to get there, but the life of a writer suits Peter Kay just fine. Blood was partly inspired by the classic satirical World War II novel Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and Peter’s dad’s experiences of the war in Darwin.”
The Mercury Saturday Magazine feature article

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