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Dean Parker


Dean Parker wrote extensively for stage, television, radio and print. The proudly class-conscious writer won awards for his 1998 teleplay Share the Dream and TV movie Old Scores. He was also skilled at adapting the work of others, from novelist Ronald Hugh Morrieson (classic movie Came a Hot Friday) to journalist Nicky Hager (The Hollow Men). Parker died on 14 April 2020. 

He knew a lot about all sorts of things, from the origins of trade unionism to our literary history. He had the instincts of a social historian, but with a very mischievous eye to go with his nose for gossip. Greg McGee on Dean Parker, in his 2008 book Tall Tales (Some True)