Jon Muir (Author)

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Jon Muir was born in 1961. At sixteen, after watching a documentary about Mt Everest, he decided to become a professional mountaineer. He climbed extensively in New Zealand and Europe before visiting the Himalayas in 1982. He has taken part in five Everest expeditions, pioneering new routes and reaching the summit alone in 1988. He has also travelled thousands of kilometres by sea kayak, including a 52-day solo journey. The first Australian to have trekked to both Poles and climbed Everest, Jon was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1989, the Australian Geographic Society's Adventurer of the Year medal in 2001, and the Centenary Medal in 2003.

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18 Sep 2014
Young novelist Majok Tulba announced as winner of 2014 Kathleen Mitchell Award
Sudanese-Australian writer goes back to his roots to deliver a dark and moving story 17 September 2014 Majok Tulba has been announced as the 2014 winner of the Kathleen Mitchell Award for young novelists.Sudanese-Australian writer Mr Tulba was presented with the award for his debut novel, Beneath the Darkening Sky, by The Trust Company, part of Perpetual, as trustee of the award.

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