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Scarred - Author Damien Linnane

A former Australian soldier, Damien Linnane was sent to prison in 2015 for what was described as an act of vigilantism. Faced with a complete lack of programs, rehabilitation or tertiary education in custody, he chose to spend his time writing a crime novel by hand, before teaching himself to draw.

Author Damien Linnane

His novel, Scarred, was published in 2019, and in 2021 he illustrated the book This Is Ear Hustle under a contract with Random House. He now works as the editor of Paper Chained, a free art and writing magazine for incarcerated people worldwide, while he also pursues a PhD in law.

"There were five now. The mugger, the sex offender, the wife-beater, the drug-dealer. And of course, Peter. Jason hadn’t needed a gun to kill Peter. Jason Ennis doesn't understand why the world is such a confusing place. Why it's so difficult to read between the lines, so hard to understand what people want, such a struggle to fit in. Not that he isn’t trying as he works a dead-end job and chips away at a degree that’s going nowhere."

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