A. S. Patrić

A. S. Patrić

Melbourne, Victoria

A. S. Patric is a writer and bookseller living in bayside Melbourne with his wife and two daughters.

Alec has taught Contemporary Fictions and Creative Nonfiction at the University of Melbourne and conducts novel and short story writing workshops nationally.

Alec is the author of Black Rock White City, listed by The Australian and The Australian Book Review as one of the best novels of 2015. Black Rock White City was published by Transit Lounge in April 2015 and was Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2016.

Alec will be publishing Atlantic Black with Transit Lounge in late 2016. The Australian and The Readings Monthly have called Atlantic Black one of the most anticipated novels of 2016.

He is also the author of Las Vegas for Vegans, published by Transit Lounge in October 2012. The Queensland Literary Awards shortlisted Las Vegas for Vegans for the Steele Rudd Award 2013.

The Rattler & other stories, his debut book, was published by Spineless Wonders to wide acclaim in 2011. The Rattler (novella) was shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award and received a High Commendation.

A.S. Patric’s third book, Bruno Kramzer, was published by Finlay Lloyd in 2013. Bruno Kramzer was shortlisted in the 2013 Viva la Novella Competition.

Alec is the winner of the 2011 The Ned Kelly: SD Harvey Short Story Award for his story, Las Vegas for Vegans.

Alec is the winner of the 2011 Booranga Prize for his short story Guns N'Coffee.

A. S. Patric has featured in Best Australian Stories 2012 and 2010, in Award Winning Australian Writing 2012, in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Big Issue fiction edition 2014 and has also been published in the literary journals: Overland, Meanjin, Southerly, The Review of Australian Fiction, Canary Press, Australian Book Review, Wet Ink, Island, Quadrant, Going Down Swinging, Etchings, Page Seventeen, Seizure, The Victorian Writer, The Diamond & the Thief, Blue Dog, Untitled, Blue Crow, Miscellaneous Voices, Dot Dot Dash, The Lifted Brow, 21D, Blue Giraffe, PAN, Stop Drop and Roll, fourW, Geek Mook, antiTHESIS, Red Leaves and the Australian Poetry Centre’s publication, Dear Dad.

Music For Broken Instruments, is a collection of poetry (read the e-book here) published by Black Rider Press in 2010.

B O M B S was published in late 2011 by PAN Magazine as a stand alone short story.

Alec has regularly been invited to speak on the radio program Aural Text on Triple R. He has twice been interviewed on 3CR Radio's program, Published or Not, and he has been interviewed on Las Vegas radio by KNPR Nevada. Alec was most recently interviewed by Radio National.

Alec has taught Advanced Short Story writing for Writers Victoria and twice been a guest lecturer at RMIT, taught a short story master class at Kensington House, and has run a short story workshop for the City of Darebin. Alec was a judge in the Essence of St Kilda Word Prize 2010.

Alec was on the Art of the Short Story panel at The 2014 Emerging Writers Festival and on the Small Wonders: Perfecting the Short Form panel at the 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival.

Alec was co-founder and co-editor of Verity La (2010-2012) an online journal that is archived by the National Library of Australia.

Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense

Black Rock White City

Jovan and Suzana have fled war-torn Sarajevo. They have lost their children, their standing as public intellectuals, and their connection to each other. Now working as cleaners in a suburb of Melbourne, they struggle to rebuild their lives under the painful hardships of immigrant life. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan's janitorial work at a hospital is disrupted by mysterious acts of vandalism. But as the attacks become more violent and racially charged, he feels increasingly targeted, and taunted to interpret their meaning. Under tremendous pressure the couple struggle to keep their marriage together, but fear that they may never find peace from the ravages of war . . . Black Rock White City is an essential story of displacement and immediate threat—the new reality of suburban life—and the deeply personal responses of two refugees seeking redemption.

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