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Barry Dickins

Barry Dickins
Barry Dickins is an award-winning Australian author, playwright and artist.

From his beginnings drawing cartoons for The Age to his most recent books for Hardie Grant – Unparalleled Sorrow and Black and Whiteley – Barry has always shown an intense curiosity about people and what makes them tick. He writes with inimitable wit, humour and lyricism – and has the ability to find the ridiculous and jubilant amid pain.

A natural teacher, Barry has regular residencies at Genazzano Catholic Girls School and Mornington Peninsula Grammar School teaching Year 10 students poetry.

He also won the International Amnesty Award for Peace through Art.