Glenrowan is a novel written by Aidan Phelan (A Guide to Australian Bushranging) that dramatises the infamous Glenrowan Siege of 1880 that resulted in five deaths and multiple other casualties. It is a window into the past and an exploration into the psychology of outlaws, their pursuers, their victims and their supporters.
The novel draws from recorded history to weave a narrative of passion, desperation, love and tragedy. It is the story of how one small town became swept up in a whirlwind and brought an end to one of the most infamous criminal careers in history.
About the author: Aidan Phelan is the writer and historian for A Guide to Australian Bushranging, which has been bringing Australia’s outlaw heritage to a worldwide audience since 2017. He has also worked as an illustrator and regularly provides illustrations for An Outlaw’s Journal by Georgina Stones. He is also developing Glenrowan as a TV miniseries with Matthew Holmes (The Legend of Ben Hall).