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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
1 A Head for Drama and Relationships Mark Dapin , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 8)
1 My Last Birthday Mark Dapin , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 71 no. 4 2012; (p. 133-138)
1 More Pain than a Marketing Plan Mark Dapin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 44 no. 4 2012; (p. 13)
1 True Confessions of a Surfing Virgin Mark Dapin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 17) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 9)
1 Thrill a Minute Mark Dapin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , September vol. 44 no. 3 2012; (p. 18-22)
'In search of an American agent, Mark Dapin headed to New York for the annual Thrillfest conference, where unrepresented hopefuls could speed-date scores of US reps who were actively looking for clients. He had fun, but did he find his perfect match?' Mark Dapin.
1 Travelling as a Journalist : A Different Kind of Journey Mark Dapin , 2012 single work prose travel
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 37 2012; (p. 93-100)
1 Mark Dapin : Life as He Knows It. Or Not Mark Dapin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 11 February 2012; (p. 11)
1 The Pilgrimage Mark Dapin , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 7 January 2012; (p. 16)
'An annual journey to Singapore is taken in memory of a murdered mate - and to right a wrong.' (Editor's abstract)
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