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Gary Crew was born in, and still lives in Brisbane. He left school at the early age of fifteen and only returned as a student when he was twenty-one when he enrolled in an evening-class to study English. He has gone onto a career as an author and senior lecturer at university. where he lectures on creative writing.

Basic facts about the author from Meet Australia's children's authors and illustrators by Paul Collins; volume 1 p.45

  • Date of birth: 23 September 1947
  • Currently lives: Maleny, Queensland
  • Favourite food: Dark chocolate with hard centres
  • Favourite colour: Black
  • Favourite animals: Jack Russells forever!