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Garry has extensive travel and teaching expérience, won Australian ecoturism, community project and literary prizes and grants, including for a NSW Bicentennial Project, 'Great North Walk', a 250km walking track.
After many years proprietorship of Great Australian Walks, he focused on creative work -
* photography and painting exhibitions
* poetry performance and articles in popular and literary media
* ten eBooks and six paperbacks, including two novels.
Recent Awards: WINNER, Peter Cowan Short Story Prize, 2015, with 'Patting the Dog', included in 'Inner Flash';
Highly Commended, Peter Cowan Short Story Prize, 2013; Second, National Poetry Prize, 2014.
His first novel, 'Belonging', is a fictional-biography of a 'black doctor' in colonial Australia. His second, 'Forgetting and Remembering' or Trust', where an indigenous-death-in-custody and the disappearance of a Bicentennial official,creates merry-hell on an outback town - 'a murder-mystery turned UPSIDE DOWN DOWN-UNDER!
His current third novel, 'Knowing Simone', in Victor Hugo's France. In the last years of its dictatorial 'Third Empire', Patrice, a young anarchist on-the-run, meets a powerful women in a precarious situation. Patrice sets out to 'know' Simone, their unlikely alliance involving sex, perversity, intrigue and betrayal. A case of dynamite romance that rocks the Empire.
Garry is current president of the Balmain Institute, a member of 'That Authors Collective' and 'Diverse' poetry group. He lives in the great and beautiful Sydney.