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Glyn Parry
Born 1959 (age 61–62)
Nationality Australian
Period 1992-present
Genre Children's literature, young adult fiction, speculative fiction

Glyn Parry is an Australian writer of children's literature, young adult fiction, and speculative fiction.


Parry was born in 1959 in the north-east of England. At the age of 12 he moved to Lynwood, Western Australia where he attended Kinlock Primary School and then Rossmoyne Senior High School. Parry met his wife at a Friday night youth group with whom he raised three children. He has worked as a high school English teacher. In 1992 Parry's first novel was published entitled L.A. Postcards. In 1995 his second novel Radical Take-offs won the Premier's Prize and the award for best Children's & Young Adult's Books at the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards. Parry again won an award at the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards with his work Scooterboy winning the Young Adults Award. He is now currently living in Cape Burney, Western Australia.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Category Result
1995 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Radical Take-offs Premier's Prize Won
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Radical Take-offs Children's & Young Adult's Books Won
1998 Aurealis Award "Dawn Chorus" Best horror short story Nomination
1999 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Scooterboy Young Adults Won
2002 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Harry & Luke (with Caroline Magerl) Children's Book Nomination


  • L.A. Postcards (1992)
  • Monster Man (1994)
  • Radical Take-offs (1994)
  • Mosh (1996)
  • Spooking the Cows (2002)
  • Sad Boys (1998)
  • Scooterboy (1999)
  • Ocean Road (2007)


  • Stoked!: Real Life,Real Surf (1994)

Chapter books

  • Harry & Luke (2002, illustrations by Caroline Magerl)


  • Invisible Girl: Stories (2003)

Short fiction

  • "Dawn Chorus" (1998) in Fantastic Worlds (ed. Paul Collins)
  • "Past Midnight" (1999) in Last Gasps (ed. Paul Collins, Meredith Costain)
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