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Sandy McCutcheon Sandy McCutcheon i(A34099 works by) (birth name: Brian David Parry) (a.k.a. Robert Hamish McCutcheon)
Born: Established: 1947 Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1970
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BiographyHistory

Actor, director, broadcaster and writer, Sandy McCutcheon lived mainly in Australia from the early 1970s with periods overseas in Africa, Asia and Europe. In 1992 he settled in Brisbane, Queensland.

Many of his over 20 plays were toured by the Illusion Circus Theatre Company, a company based at the Illusion Farm Community, a Buddhist centre in Tasmania founded by McCutcheon.

McCutcheon worked in both commercial and public radio and produced radio documentaries in many countries. His work on radio won awards in Australia and at the New York Radio Festival Awards. In Finland he worked with the Finnish National Broadcaster. In Australia he hosted radio programmes for ABC Radio National including 'Australia Talks Back' and 'Australia Talks Books'.

In the early 1990s McCutcheon was awarded the International Kalevala Medal, for services to Finnish culture, by the Finnish Government for his play based on an epic Finnish poem, Kalevala. Included with the award was a scholarship to Finland where he lived for two years and wrote an unpublished novel Talvi Maja (Winter Cottage) and his first published novel, In Wolf's Clothing (1997).

Adopted as a small boy, McCutcheon's search for his own identity resulted in his memoir The Magician's Son, published in 2005.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Black Widow Carlton North : Scribe , 2006 Z1251630 2006 single work novel thriller In an act of revenge, six female teachers who survived the Beslan siege plan to kidnap four adult children of the Chechnyan terrorists.
2006 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Christina Stead Award
y separately published work icon In Wolf's Clothing Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997 Z141768 1997 single work novel crime thriller
1996 shortlisted HarperCollins Fiction Prize
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