New fiction

Mark’s latest short story appears in Sydney Noir, the first-ever Australian title in the Akashic Noir crime series. The collection is edited by John Dale and Mark’s story is set in La Perouse. For more information see Brio Books or Akashic Books. (Pre-order now – available 1 December 2018 in Australia or 8 January 2019 in the US.)

Publishers Weekly writes: “Two other tales warrant singling out: Gabrielle Lord’s ‘Slow Burn,’ … and Mark Dapin’s dark-hued ‘In the Court of the Lion King,’ an account of a grim struggle for survival in a Sydney prison. Fans of dark crime fiction will want to seek out other works by these contributors, most of whom will be unfamiliar to American readers.”


Published work

‘The Pilgrimage’

The Summer Fiction Issue (Good Weekend, 7 January 2012)

‘The One Reason I’m Not Rich’

The Summer Fiction Issue (Good Weekend, 8 January 2011)

‘Visitors’ Day’

The Best Australian Short Stories 2011 (Black Inc., 2011)

‘The Shedding Planner’

10 Stories You Must Read in 2010 (Australia Council, 2010)