• George Alexander

    Born into a multi-lingual Levantine world from Egypt, of Greek and Italian extraction, George Alexander grew up in the working class suburb of Botany in Sydney. He travelled the world and spent the early 1970s in the squats of London, and the early 1980s in the Lower East Side of New York City.

    George’s previous novel Mortal Divide, was awarded the 1999 NSW Premier’s Award, and his novel Sparagmos (1989) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing. George is currently the coordinator of Contemporary Art Programmes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


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