McCutcheon, Sandy 1947(?)-

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McCUTCHEON, Sandy 1947(?)-

(Sandy Robert Hamish McCutcheon)

PERSONAL: Born Brian David Parry c. 1947, in New Zealand; adopted son of Hugh McCutcheon; name legally changed; immigrated to Australia, c. 1970s; married Suzanna Clarke (a photographer), June, 1999; children: (first marriage) two; (second marriage) two. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, travel, theatre, music, Sudan, Oxfam and Community Aid Abroad, the country and people of Finland, Finnish language and music, Kalevala literature, poetry, espionage, public speaking, writing, performance poetry, cooking, good wine, exotic vodka.

ADDRESSES: Home—Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Agent—c/o Author Mail, HarperCollins Australia, 25 Ryde Rd., P.O. Box 321, Pymble New South Wales 2073, Australia. E-mail[email protected]; or [email protected]

CAREER: Poet, playwright, and author. Host of Australia Talks Back, Radio National; coordinator, with Ramona Koval, of Australia Talks Books (radiointernet reading club). Founder of Illusion Farm Community, Tasmania, Australia; playwright for Illusion Circus Theatre Company; radio broadcast journalist.

AWARDS, HONORS: International Kalevala Medal, Finnish government, for services to Finnish culture; In Wolf 's Clothing shortlisted for HarperCollins Australia Fiction Prize, 1995.


In Wolf 's Clothing, HarperCollins Australia (Pymble, New South Wales, Australia), 1997.

Peace Crimes, HarperCollins Australia (Pymble, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Poison Tree, HarperCollins Australia (Pymble, New South Wales, Australia), 1999.


Author of plays, including The Truce, The Mutant, Gilgamesh, From the Absence of Sunshine, Hero of the People, Night Train, Foreplay and Afterglow, Ripples, Changing Places, Blood Wedding, Hot Dogs, Uncovitch & Woollongong, and Tanglefoot Tales. Also author of From the Quilted Landscape (short stories and poems) and From the Winter Cottage (performance poetry).

WORK IN PROGRESS: Delicate Indecencies.



Australian Book Review, July, 1999, Ben Zipper, review of Poison Tree, p. 46.


Sandy McCutcheon Home Page, (January 23, 2006).

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