Geoff Dean

Born in Hobart, Tasmania Geoffrey (Geoff) Dean (1928 – 2011) had his first short story published in the mid-1950s. Scores of his stories have appeared in eight collections of his work (Mysteries, myths, and miraclesUnder the MountainThe Literary LunchStrangers Country and other storiesCold Dean Monday and other Australian storiesSummerbird and other stories; Over the Fence; and the Hadlee Stories), as well as magazines, anthologies and collections in Australia, the UK, USA, Norway and China. He won many literary prizes and awards, including the State of Victoria Short Story Award and the Arafura Literary award. His story, The Town that Died was made into a TV drama and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1986.