Mcfarlane, Peter (William)

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MCFARLANE, Peter (William)

MCFARLANE, Peter (William). Australian, b. 1940. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Poetry, Education, Writing/Journalism. Career: Department of Education and Children's Services, Adelaide, Australia, teacher and coordinator, 1962-69; teacher in High Prairie, AB, 1969; English teacher and assistant department head at a school in Lambton County, ON, 1969-71; Department of Education and Children's Services, Adelaide, adviser, 1971-94. Troupe Theatre, member of board of directors, 1978. Publications: POETRY: (with G. Boomer) Orange Moon, 1975; (with R. Harris) A Book to Write Poems By, 1983; My Grandfather's Horses, 1983; (with Harris) A Book to Perform Poems By, 1985; (with Harris) Making the Magic, 1988; (with L. Temple) Blue Light, Clear Atoms, 1996; (with Harris) Doing Bombers Off the Jetty, 1997. NOVELS: The Tin House, 1989, rev. ed, 1992; Rebecca the Wrecker, 1995, rev. ed., 1997; The Enemy You Killed, 1996, rev. ed., 1997; Bruce the Goose, 1996; Betty the Balloon Buster, 1996; Soula the Ruler, 1997; Max the Man Mountain, 1997; Barnaby the Barbarian, 1998; Michaela the Whaler, 1999; More Than a Game, 1999; Goat Boy, 2001; Bomber Boy, 2002; Kart Girl, 2003. STORIES: The Flea and Other Stories, 1992, rev. ed., 1994; Lovebird, 1993, rev. ed., 1995. OTHER: Exploring the Writer's Craft, books1&2, 2000. EDITOR: The Projected Muse: Extracts from Six Australian Film Scripts, 1977; (with T. Duder, and contrib.) The New Zealand/Australian Anthology of Short Stories, 1997; (with L. Temple) Among Ants between Bees, 1998. Work represented in anthologies.

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