Blood Lines

Author: Richard Yaxley
Pages: 187
Language: English
Publication date: 16/02/2011
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AWARD-WINNING author. William Ross invites his estranged family over for Christmas. Then he discovers that blood is really thicker than water. This contemporary thriller captures the magic of the ancient Greek tragedies and transports it to the equally magic Australian landscape. Richard Yaxley is the winner of the 'Young Adult Book Award' in the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards in Australia, which were announced on 31 August 2010. For Drink the Air '... a beautifully nuanced, gentle and moving tale about grief and love ... a genuinely affective and yet unprepossessing work, which surprised and impressed the judges with the authenticity of the emotions conveyed, the author's literary skill, and his poetic control of his material.'
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Richard Yaxley was born in Tasmania in 1962. He now lives in Queensland with his wife and two sons, where he has worked as a teacher and writer for over twenty years. Richard’s first novel "The Rose Leopard" was published by University of Queensland Press in 2003. He has an extensive history of educational publishing, having co-written many general texts for English and drama classrooms. He is also the sole author of an anthology of stories for students entitled "Short Shorts" (John Wiley). Richard is a versatile writer who has published adult fiction and poetry in magazines and anthologies. Several of his plays have been short-listed for major awards and subsequently produced. In 2005 he self-published an anthology of poems and short stories entitled Lifecycles (Seaview Press). In 2006 he was the recipient of an Australia Day Senior Cultural Award for his local area. In his spare moments, Richard devotes himself to community theatre as an actor and director.

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