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1 For the Love of Soldiering Mark Dapin , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 October 2021; (p. 14)

— Review of No One Left Behind Keith Payne , 2021 single work autobiography
1 The Modest Six Million Dollar Man Mark Dapin , 2021 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 June 2021; (p. 17)

'Michael Robotham should give himself a bit more credit, writes Mark Dapin I would like to say that I turned up to interview Sydney thriller writer Michael Robotham wearing a pair of tight, spangly shorts that once belonged to 80s pop idol George Michael – but that’s more Robotham’s MO than mine.' (Introduction)

1 Man of Action Now a Legend Mark Dapin , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10 April 2021; (p. 16)

— Review of Bastard Behind the Lines Tom Gilling , 2021 single work biography
1 Serving up an Honest Look at Keighran Mark Dapin , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21 November 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of Courage Under Fire Daniel Keighran , Tony Park , 2020 single work autobiography
1 y separately published work icon Big Steel Mark Dapin , Canberra : ABC Radio National , 2020 20262634 2020 single work short story crime

'Two young lawyers return to the town where they grew up to surf a wave of ice addiction, defending a generation of hopeless junkies from the law and from themselves. But ice doesn't only tempt the weak and the poor...'

Source: ABC Radio National.

1 The Canner Mark Dapin , 2020 single work prose
— Appears in: Corona Tales : Part Three 2020;
1 Lore Lands a Haymaker on Knockout Yarn Mark Dapin , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 November 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of On the Chin : A Boxing Education Alex McClintock , 2019 single work autobiography

'Alex McClintock has written a very good boxing book and a not very good boxing book. As a memoir of McClintock’s brief amateur boxing career, On the Chin is a triumph.'

1 The Peters’ Principles Mark Dapin , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26 October 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of The Red Hand Peter Temple , 2019 selected work screenplay extract short story review essay ; See You at the Toxteth Peter Corris , 2019 selected work essay short story biography

'The two Great Peters of Australian crime fiction — Temple and Corris — died within six months of one another last year. Each has a posthumous collection of shorter works published for the Christmas market: Temple’s The Red Hand and Corris’s See You at the Toxteth.' (Introduction)

1 Anzac Narrator Rivalled Bean Mark Dapin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of Phillip Schuler : The Remarkable Life of One of Australia's Greatest War Correspondents Mark Baker , 2016 single work biography
1 6 y separately published work icon R&R R & R Mark Dapin , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8798235 2015 single work novel

'Full of lacerating dialogue and typically sharp character portraits, R&R tells the story of US corporal John Ulysses Grant, aka Nashville, and his partner Shorty, an Australian military policeman, in the seaside resort of Vung Tau in South Vietnam, 1967. The Vietnam War rages across the country but Nashville's concerns are closer to home: how did a corpse, buried just days before, turn up in a local bar without any ears? Written with a brilliant, concise wit and brutal, uncompromising insight, R&R is a startlingly original portrait of men and war in the twilight zone behind the front, a searing study of the violence that we do to others, and ourselves.' (Publication summary)

1 The Anzac Who Lived for War Mark Dapin , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Memoirs of an ANZAC : A First-hand Account by an AIF Officer in the First World War John Charles Barrie , 2015 single work autobiography
1 My Dark Angel Mark Dapin , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 12 no. 5 2014;
1 Bean Caught up in His Own War of Words Mark Dapin , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Charles Bean Ross Coulthart , 2014 single work biography ; Charles Bean's Gallipoli Illustrated C. E. W. Bean , 2014 extract diary
1 Lunch with Tim Flannery : Beefing Up fro a Climate Fight Mark Dapin , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 6)
1 The Long, Short (and Green) of It Mark Dapin , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 January 2014; (p. 10)
1 Nineteen Eighty-Eight Mark Dapin , 2013 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Joyful Strains : Making Australia Home 2013; (p. 171-178)
1 A Teacher's Lament Mark Dapin , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 45 no. 2 2013; (p. 18-19)

'Mark Dapin aims low as he tries to teach a group of wannabes how to write.'

1 4 y separately published work icon From the Trenches : The Best Anzac Writing from World War One Mark Dapin (editor), Melbourne : Penguin , 2013 6547960 2013 anthology biography novel poetry prose autobiography diary novel

'Around the country, bronze soldiers in slouch hats stand silently at attention. It is the Anzacs' remarkable writing that reveals the lives behind the national legend.

In the Trenches is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, recorded by those who lived through the fighting.

Drawn from diaries, memoirs and letters, as well as poetry, reportage and prose, this writing reminds us that the Anzac legend is rooted in real and tragic circumstances on a heartbreakingly human scale. Belying the common perception of the laconic digger, these compelling voices convey the range of wartime experience, from the desolation and horror to the unbridled excitement and camaraderie. Through it all runs the bleak toll on young lives.

Author and journalist Mark Dapin has selected writing from those on the frontlines as well as behind the scenes, from officers and soldiers to nurses, engineers and reporters, to create a volume that will be regarded as the definitive record of the personal experiences that forged the emerging national identities of Australia and New Zealand.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 When the Chips Fall Just Right Mark Dapin , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 5)
'The musician, composer, actor and comedian reflects on life, love and getting his gear off, writes Mark Dapin.'
1 Loving the Thing You're Supposed to Hate Mark Dapin , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of My Beautiful Enemy Cory Taylor , 2013 single work novel
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