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James McQueen James McQueen i(A28997 works by) (a.k.a. Jim McQueen; James Stuart McQueen; J. S. McQueen)
Born: Established: 5 Aug 1934 Ulverstone, Ulverstone area, Penguin - Ulverstone area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania, ; Died: Ceased: 19 Dec 1998 Launceston, Northeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Born in Tasmania, James McQueen studied at the National Art School in Sydney and completed a four-year course in accountancy. He worked at a number of jobs: factory hand, window dresser, ship's cook, weather observer, fruit-picker, truck-driver, accountant. He was a full-time writer from 1977. The two novels White Light and The Heavy Knife are the first two parts of a projected trilogy dealing with guilt and retribution, which remained incomplete upon the author's death. His non-fiction works include Miniature Orchids (1992) and Orchids of Brazil (1993), both with his wife Barbara McQueen, and The Franklin : Not Just a River (1983).

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

Up in Salvador 1992 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 4 no. 1 1992; (p. 6-11)
1991 winner Imago Short Story Competition
Orphan with a Gun 1981 single work short story
— Appears in: The Escape Machine 1981; (p. 40-44)
1981 runner up Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Awards Award for Short Story
Views from a Single Eye 1981 single work short story
— Appears in: The Escape Machine 1981; (p. 8-14)
1979 winner International Awards Air New Zealand / PEN Competition

Known archival holdings

University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Defence Force Academy Library (ACT)
National Library of Australia (ACT)
University of Melbourne The University Library (VIC)
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