Alec Patrić is an Australian novelist and short story writer. His debut novel, Black Rock White City, won the 2016 Miles Franklin Award, was listed by The Australian and The Australian Book Review as one of the best novels of 2015, and was awarded the Highly Commended prize in the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Alec’s other work includes the novella Bruno Kramzer: A Long Story (2013), which was shortlisted in the 2013 Viva la Novella Competition, and two collections of short stories: Las Vegas for Vegans (2012), which was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award in the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, and The Rattler and Other Stories (2011). He has also published a collection of poetry, Music For Broken Instruments (2010).
His short stories have won a number of prizes, including a High Commendation in the 2009 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award for The Rattler; the 2011 The Ned Kelly: SD Harvey Short Story Award for Las Vegas for Vegans; and the 2011 Booranga Prize for Guns ‘N Coffee. He has taught Contemporary Fictions and Creative Nonfiction at the University of Melbourne and conducts novel and short story writing workshops nationally.
Alec lives in a bayside area of Melbourne’s with his wife and two daughters, and also works as a bookseller in St Kilda. His second novel, Atlantic Black, will be published in October 2017, and his third collection of short stories, The Butcherbird Stories, will be published in 2018.