Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin’s Strange Country (Macmillan, 2008) was (briefly) an Australian travel bestseller.

His first novel, King of the Cross (2009), won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. His second novel, Spirit House (2011), was longlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award.

He writes for the Adelaide Advertiser.


Travelling as a journalist

EssayIN 2005, I LOST the ability to travel for pleasure. Until then, I would work until I'd banked about $30,000, then quit, leave the country and drift across the world until the money ran out and I took another...

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