Liam Davison

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Liam Davison
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Born Liam Patrick Davison
(1957-07-29)29 July 1957
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 17 July 2014(2014-07-17) (aged 56)
near Hrabove, Ukraine
Cause of death Shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
Nationality Australian
Occupation Novelist, reviewer
Spouse(s) Frankie Davison
(also died on 17 July 2014)

Liam Patrick Davison (29 July 1957 – 17 July 2014) was an Australian novelist and reviewer. He was born in Melbourne,[1] where, until 2007, he taught creative writing at the Chisholm Institute in Frankston.

Biography

Davison was educated at St Bede's College, Melbourne and Melbourne Teacher's College. He was awarded the National Book Council's Banjo Award for Fiction in 1993 and shortlisted for several literary prizes such as The Age Book of the Year Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.[2] His work has appeared in many Australian literary anthologies.[3][4] He was an occasional reviewer for The Australian newspaper.[5]

Davison and his wife Frankie, a teacher at Toorak College, were both killed on 17 July 2014 aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over Ukraine[6]

Publications

  • The Velodrome (1988)
  • The Shipwreck Party (Short stories) (1989)
  • Soundings (1993)
  • The White Woman (1994)
  • The Betrayal (1999)
  • The Spirit of Australia (with Jim Conquest) (1999)
  • The Florilegium (2001)
  • Collected Stories (1999, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013)

References

  1. ^ "Liam Davison". middlemiss.org. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Liam Davison". Penguin Books Australia. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Windsor, Gerard (8 December 2007). "Journeys: Modern Australian Short Stories". Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  4. ^ McGirr, Michael (3 January 2004). "The best in fact and fiction". theage.com.au. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Davison, Liam (September 2010). "Perspectives on history". The Australian. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Victorians among those killed in MH17 crash: Premier". bendigoadvertiser.com.au. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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