Frank Moorhouse was born in the coastal town of Nowra, NSW. He worked as an editor of small-town newspapers and as an administrator and in the 1970s became a full-time writer. He has written fiction, non fiction, screenplays and essays and edited many collections of writing. Forty Seventeen was given a laudatory full-page review by Angela Carter in the New York Times and was named Book of the Year by the Age and 'moral winner' of the Booker Prize by the London magazine Blitz. Grand Days, the first novel in The Edith Trilogy, won the SA Premier's Award for Fiction. Dark Palace won the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Age Book of the Year Award. Frank has undertaken numerous fellowships and his work has been translated into several languages. He was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to literature in 1985 and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Griffith University in 1997.
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Congratulations to Gail Jones (FIVE BELLS), Frank Moorhouse (COLD LIGHT) and Elliot Perlman (THE STREET SWEEPER), all Random House Australia authors who have been nominated for the 2013 IMPAC Award longlist.
by Random House Australia on 5 September 2012
Last night the inaugural Queensland Literary Awards were held and we are thrilled to report that Frank Moorhouse won the major fiction prize of the night for COLD LIGHT! Despite there being no prize money attached, Frank deemed the Queensland Literary Awards, 'the most noble prize of the year’. We also had some great books shortlisted, Nick Earls for THE FIX and...