The Lost American Prince: the splendid life of Colonel Herman Thorn

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Forthcoming in 2018

A creative nonfiction account of the life of Colonel Herman Thorn, who played a significant role in establishing America’s social identity in the early 19th Century through his patronage of writers, artists, and politicians. Born in Schenectady in 1783, and variously referred to as a “gentleman who made noise”, an “American aristocrat”, an “American grandee”, and an “‘American prince”, Colonel Herman Thorn has been lauded as the most colourful character of his generation.


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 







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