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The Best Australian Stories 2006

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The Best Australian Stories 2006

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The Best Australian Stories 2006 by Robert Drewe
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New editor is Robert Drewe, author of Grace, The Shark Net, Our Sunshine and Walking Ella. Past contributors include- J.M. Coetzee, Janette Turner Hospital, Tara June Winch, Luke Davies, Sonya Hartnett, Gregory David Roberts, Marion Halligan, Sophie Cunningham, Peter Temple, Amanda Lohrey, Carmel Bird, Joan London, Murray Bail and Tim Winton Always receives great national exposure with reviews in all major literary pages and good regional exposure given contributors "local" appeal.

Author Biography

Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne on January 9, 1943, but from the age of six, when his father moved the family west to a better job in Perth, he grew up and was educated on the West Australian coast. The Swan River and Indian Ocean coast, where he learned to swim and surf, made an immediate and lasting impression on him. At Hale School he was captain of the school swimming team and editor of the school magazine, the 'Cygnet'. Swimming and publishing have remained interests all his life On his 18th birthday, already wishing to be a writer but unsure 'who was in charge of Writing', he joined 'The West Australian' as a cadet reporter. Three years later he was recruited by 'The Age' in Melbourne, and was made chief of that newspaper's Sydney bureau a year later, at 22. Sydney became home for him and his growing family, mostly in a small sandstone terrace in Euroka Street, North Sydney, where Henry Lawson had once lived. Robert Drewe became, variously, a well-known columnist, features editor, literary editor and special writer on 'The Australian' and the 'Bulletin'. During this time he travelled widely throughout Asia and North America, won two Walkley Awards for journalism and was awarded a Leader Grant travel scholarship by the United States Government. While still in his twenties, he turned from journalism to writing fiction. Beginning with 'The Sava
Release date NZ
October 27th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Black Inc.
Pages
240
Dimensions
137x209x28
ISBN-13
9781863952705
Product ID
1695049

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