Craig Silvey is an Australian ovelist and usician. Silvey grew up on an orchard at Dwellingup in the south-west of Western Australia. He currently lives in Fremantle.
His debut boo,, was ublished by Fremantle Arts Centre Press in 2004. In 2005 Silvey was named as one of 's Best Young Novelists. was chose as the inaugural book for the 'One Book' series of events at the 2005 Perth International Arts Festival, and was ncluded in the Australian national ‘ Books Alive ’ campaign. In 2007 Silvey wrote, a children 's picture book starring the guide-dog from, illustrated by Sonia Martinez and published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press.
In early 2008, Silvey completed his econd novel with the help of an Australia Council New Work Grant. Jasper Jones was published in 2009 by Allen& amp; Unwin Australia. The film rights for the novel have been sold to Australian director Rebecca O ’ Brien.
Silvey says of his literary influences that " I 've even been attracted to Southern Gothic fiction. There 's omething very warm and generous about those regional American writers like Twain and Lee and Capote, and it eemed to e a literary ilk that would lend itself well to the Australian condition. "
Silvey is also the singer/songwriter for the indie/pop/rock band.