A book recommended by historians at historyaustralia.org.au!
David Hunt's first book "Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia" won the Australian 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year. The award is bestowed by Australian independent booksellers, who clearly have excellent taste.
Girt was also shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, the Australian Book Design Awards and was the only non-fiction book
shortlisted for the ABA Nielsen BookData 2014 Booksellers Choice Award.
Girt is four parts narrative Australian history and one part satire, mixed in the cultural melting pot, stirred with the wooden spoon of schadenfreude, and garnished with the crushed stems of tall poppies.
True Girt, volume 2 of The Unauthorised History of Australia, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year at the 2017 ABIAs and for the Russell Prize for Humour Writing .
David's first children's picture book, The Nose Pixies, was also published in 2016. It is illustrated by the award-winning Lucia Masciullo. The Nose Pixies is a tale of a father's love, a son's nose picking and the bedtime story that cured him of his habit.
David's second picture book with Lucia Masciulo, My Real Friend, is about friendship and the existential angst of being an imaginary friend.
David has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.
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