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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.
I thought it would be a breeze to write about ten of my favourite Australian books for Australia Day, but each time I have thought about bringing my fingers to the keyboard, I change the books I want to include. One solution is to restrict myself to fiction only. Of course this means I won’t be able to mention Recollections of a Bleeding Heart by Don Watson (but this would be perfect to get...