Sandy McCutcheon was brought up in New Zealand and moved to Australia in the 1970s. Most of his working life has been spent in either radio or theatre. He has written 22 plays that have been professionally produced.
In his broadcasting career, Sandy has worked in both commercial and public radio with the highlights being his time on Double Jay and his fifteen years as the producer/presenter of 'Australia Talks Back' heard around Australia on Radio National and overseas through Radio Australia.
He has produced radio documentaries in many parts of the world including Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Mozambique, South Africa and North and South Sudan. In Finland he has worked with the Finnish National Broadcaster. He has a strong connection with Finland where he lived and worked on a scholarship from the Finnish Government. Sandy's radio work has been recognised with awards in Australia and at the prestigious New York Radio Festival Awards. He has been awarded the International Kalevala Medal by the Finnish Government for services to Finnish culture...
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'Sandy McCutcheon writes political thrillers that underline the notion of corrosive international villainy and the fragility of civilisation in the hands of a shabby, miasmic intelligence culture. His trick is to weave the headlines of real life into fictional action, in prose dressed down to contemporary-bleak, with terrific dialogue and a travel writer's sense of place' - Weekend Australian.
Graeme Blundell - Critic & Writer, Weekend Australian
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