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Greg Woodland

Greg Woodland comes from a screenwriting and filmmaking background, and has two novels currently in print.

He has made several award-winning films including Tripe, Sharky’s Party, Green, Your Turn and feature documentary Chasing Birds, all of which screened in national and international film festivals, and were broadcasted by ABC, SBS, BBC, Channel 4, Fox TV and others. 

Greg was a script consultant to Australian film funding bodies for 20 years and has been running his independent script development business, Script Central, since 2003. He has also taught screenwriting at Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, AFTRS, NIDA and Metro Screen.

Greg Woodland holding The Carnival is Over, behind a giant pile of the book

The Carnival is over nominated for Ned Kelly Award

The Carnival Is Over has been shortlisted in the Australian Crime Writers Association Ned Kelly Awards for Best Crime Fiction 2023.

The Carnival is over

…the carnage isn’t

1971—Hal is seventeen, with dreams of escaping from Moorabool to a life in the city. But right now he’s on a good behaviour bond and stuck in a job he hates, paying off the car he ‘borrowed’ and crashed. Hal’s packing-room job at the abattoir makes him a target for workplace bullies and the friendship of older, more worldly Christine is all that makes each day bearable. And when she doesn’t turn up for work, he’s shocked, furious and afraid…

Are you lonesome tonight...

It’s 1966. Hal and his little brother, newly arrived in Moorabool with their parents, are exploring the creek near their new home when they find the body of a dog.
Not just dead, but recently killed.
Not just killed, but mutilated….

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Shepherd Book Recommendations

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Workshop: Writing Crime Fiction

Facilitated by Writing NSW, this workshop will ask some tricky questions (such as: Where’s the body?) and look at examples from modern masters of crime fiction to help you uncover your inner detective and dig deeper into the elements of

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Greg Woodland is represented by:

Melanie Ostell Literary Agent
PO Box 1152
Windsor, VIC, 3181, Australia