Kerry Greenwood

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Date of Birth June 17, 1954
Place of Birth Australia
Age 66 years old
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Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Isabelle Greenwood is an Australian author and lawyer. She has written many plays and books, most notably a string of historical detective novels centred on the character of Phryne Fisher. She writes mysteries, science-fiction, historical fiction, and children's stories, and plays as well. She is unmarried but lives with a "wizard", the mathematician and author David Greagg. Greenwood earned the Australian women's crime fiction Davitt Award in 2002 for her young adult novel The Three-Pronged Dagger.

Born: Kerry Isabelle Greenwood, 1954 (age 65–66), Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Writer, locum solicitor
Language: English
Nationality: Australian
Education: BA, LL.B
Alma mater: University of Melbourne
Genre: Crime, historical, science-fiction
Notable works: Phryne Fisher series
Partner: David Greagg
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About Kerry Greenwood

Famous for her Phryne Fisher series of historical mystery novels, she is also notable for her Corinna Chapman, Delphic Women, and Stormbringer books, as well as for such standalone titles as The Broken Wheel (1996), Cave Rats (1997), and Feral (1998).

Before Fame

She earned bachelor's degrees in English and Law from the University of Melbourne and worked as a defense attorney before publishing her debut novel, Cocaine Blues, in 1989.

Achievement

Her young adult novel The Three-Pronged Dagger (2002) won the Davitt Award. Her other honors include the Aurealis Award (for The Broken Wheel) and the Ned Kelly Award for lifetime contribution to the crime writing genre.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, and is the long-term partner of David Greagg.

Associations

She is a contemporary of fellow Australian crime fiction writer and young adult author Jennifer Rowe.

Information related to Kerry Greenwood

  • Ned Kelly Award winners
  • Writers from Victoria (Australia)
  • Australian crime writers
  • Writers from Melbourne
  • 21st-century Australian novelists
  • Australian women novelists
  • 20th-century Australian novelists
  • Women mystery writers
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