C.S. Boag

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Over a long writing career, C. S. Boag's work has featured in numerous publications, including The Sydney Morning Herald, the former Sydney Sun newspaper and The Bulletin magazine. His first story appeared in Sydney University's Honi Soit magazine and a number of his short stories have been published since.
A former columnist and feature writer, he is a winner of the Walter Stone Memorial Prize for Literature. In the Mister Rainbow series the Hood with No Hands, Death of a Ladies' Man, Horses for Corpses and Bullets at the Ballet have already been released by Xoum publishers, with The Cock Robin Killer to be released later this year.
C. S. has travelled extensively and lived both here and overseas. He feels he speaks enough French not to die
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What is Rainbow?

A lot of water's gone under the bridge since i last wrote an entry. If you write for a living you don't feel like doing it in your spare time.

I've got older. Funny thing to say, I know, but you're a different person when you're old just like you as a child are barely recognizable in the person you became.

Which is a roundabout way of saying I've got arthritis, my hair's falling out and various... Read more of this blog post »
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Lucy Qhuay Thanks for the friend invite!


Prasun Thanks CS for friendship. You are most welcomed to visit my blog Green Planet here http://creategreenplanet.blogspot.com/


Sophia Thanks for the friend request, CS!

See you around GR!


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A.R. Thanks for the invite, C.S.


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M.A. Hey! Thanks for the invite. :)
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