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Mark "Chopper" Read

Read was an Australian criminal and author. He committed numerous crimes, including armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping and spent only 13 months outside of jail between the ages of 20 and 38. He used his criminal and prison exploits as fodder for a bestselling series of true-crime books. In them, he tells of attacking a judge, robbing drug dealers, torturing members of the criminal underworld, and starting a prison war. What children's book written by Read was the target of an attempted ban? More...
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Hooky the Cripple: The Grim Tale of a Hunchback Who Triumphs
by Mark Brandon Read, Adam Cullen (Illustrator)

Hooky the Cripple is a dark and violent tale for our times. Set in 16th century Italy, it tells the story of a young hunchback who, persecuted beyond endurance, fights back against his tormentor and then must face the grim consequences.

With striking illustrations by Adam Cullen, Mark "Chopper" Read's tale will shock, amuse and inspire.

The notorious Mark Brandon Read is one of Australia's biggest-selling authors. His first book Chopper from the Inside was published in 1991. This book and the subsequent eight books published in the "Chopper" series have all been reprinted at least once. Moreover, Read's books inspired one of the most critically and commercially successful Australian films in the past decade - Chopper (2000). Hooky the Cripple is his first fairytale.

Adam Cullen won the Archibald Prize in 2000 and has recently been listed as one of Australia's top ten collectable artists. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain, and was included in the 25th São Paulo Biennale in Brazil, 2002. His work is represented by Yuill/Crowley-Sydney.
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