A First Place

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A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

 
A First Place, David Malouf

A collection of personal essays and writing from David Malouf to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Topography, geography, history. Multiculturalism, referendums, the constitution and national occasions. Parental and grandparental romances, the sensual and bountiful beauty of Brisbane, the mysterious offerings of Queenslander houses, and leaving home. The idea of a nation and the heart of its people. Being Australian and Australia's relationship to the world. Putting ourselves on the map.

All these subjects, and more, are explored from the generous, questioning and original perspective of David Malouf.

At the heart of these pieces is the idea of home, where and what it is. What they illustrate is the formation of a man, an Australian and one of the best writers this country has produced.

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  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857984043
    Published: 02/03/2015
    Imprint: Vintage Australia
    Extent: 368 pages
  • Hardback
    $29.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857984050
    Published: 03/03/2014
    Imprint: Knopf Australia
    Extent: 368 pages
  • eBook
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    ISBN: 9780857984067
    Published: 03/03/2014
    Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
    Extent: 368 pages
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David Malouf

David Malouf

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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