David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom, The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. His most recent books are A First Place and The Writing Life. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.
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by Random House Australia on 1 March 2016
Congratulations to David Malouf AO who has been awarded an Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Formerly the Writers’ Emeritus Award, this award acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature.
The Man Booker Prize is the world’s most prestigious literary award, with the power to transform the lives of authors. It’s a mark of great distinction for authors to be included for the longlist, let alone the shortlist. Take a look at the incredible authors and novels that populate the list of past winners, and it’s easy to see why any writer would be chuffed to be in the same company.