David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Harland's Half Acre, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make, his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street and Ransom. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. He was born in 1934 and was raised in Brisbane.
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Introduction the Random Ten! Here are ten titles, in different genres, from our 2014 publishing programme which have been bookmarked for special attention.
The first grown-up book that I read of my own accord and loved was E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime. I was about thirteen and my school librarian, Mrs Perratai, recommended it to me. I remember she also gave me John le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – which I didn’t enjoy. Thirty or more years on and I can still vividly remember Ragtime. It’s the book that really got...