Rusty Young

Rusty Young

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Rusty Young (born 1975) is an Australian-born writer known for his book, Marching Powder, published by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2003, and based on real life experiences in a Bolivian prison. Rusty Young is a commerce/law graduate from the University of New South Wales, who has lived most of his life in Sydney, Australia.

Rusty Young currently lives in Colombia where he teaches the English language. He plans to keep writing and has a plan for two or three more books. It was also reported on the UNSW Law website that he is working as an executive in a corporation in Colombia. "At times it can be dangerous, so they’ve given me a bullet-proof car. I wake up every morning and know I’m a long way from my days at UNSW."

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“You have fallen badly, señor gringo. Bribery is a very serious crime in this country. You will have to pay.”
Rusty Young, Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail

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