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'I wanted to showcase those subjects which thoughtful and talented Australian writers were absorbed by in this particular year; indeed (I thought), wouldn't it be good to show what this country, and its culture, was about in 2010?' - Robert Drewe This year's Best Australian Essays offers riveting snapshots of the nation's 'current loves and angers, its art and myths and amusements and gender concerns - and its propensity for bushfires.' From Alex Miller on the creative imagination to Mark Dapin on crime myths, from Amanda Hooton on Miss Universe to Tim Flannery on the inner lives of animals, this is a collection that takes the pulse of the nation's writers and thinkers and finds them in rude health. A deeply satisfying collection for that long summer read. Clive James Peter Porter Christine Kenneally The Fires Shane Maloney Rudd's End David Marr White's London Mark Dapin Crime Myths of Australia Andrew Sant Marriage Guy Rundle Official Culture Peter Conrad The Minogue Sisters Jo Lennan Botany Tim Flannery Humans and Animals Maureen O'Shaughnessy An Addict's Journey Ian Henderson Freud and the Cultural Cringe Amanda Hooton Miss Universe Anne Manne The Girl in the Room Elizabeth Farrelly The Problem with Equality David Brooks The Smoking Vegetarian Sunil Badami Westies Les Murray Our Dictionary Janet Hawley Charles & Barbara Blackman David Malouf In Praise of the States Shelley Gare Secret Women's Business Paul McGeough Gaza Flotilla Murray Bail School Days Kathy Marks The Mining Boom Alex Miller Awakening the Imagination Melissa Lucashenko A High-school Death Lorna Hallahan On Being Odd Pauline Nguyen Fish Sauce Memories Carmel Bird Omens Nicolas Rothwell Indigenous Magic Robert Manne Asylum Seekers Sarah Drummond A Pub in the Pilbara Gerard Windsor Visiting the Cemeteryshow more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Black Inc.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1863954945
  • 9781863954945

About Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne on January 9, 1943, but from the age of six, when his father moved the family west to a better job in Perth, he grew up and was educated on the West Australian coast. The Swan River and Indian Ocean coast, where he learned to swim and surf, made an immediate and lasting impression on him. At Hale School he was captain of the school swimming team and editor of the school magazine, the 'Cygnet'. Swimming and publishing have remained interests all his life On his 18th birthday, already wishing to be a writer but unsure 'who was in charge of Writing', he joined 'The West Australian' as a cadet reporter. Three years later he was recruited by 'The Age' in Melbourne, and was made chief of that newspaper's Sydney bureau a year later, at 22. Sydney became home for him and his growing family, mostly in a small sandstone terrace in Euroka Street, North Sydney, where Henry Lawson had once lived. Robert Drewe became, variously, a well-known columnist, features editor, literary editor and special writer on 'The Australian' and the 'Bulletin'. During this time he travelled widely throughout Asia and North America, won two Walkley Awards for journalism and was awarded a Leader Grant travel scholarship by the United States Government. While still in his twenties, he turned from journalism to writing fiction. Beginning with 'The Savashow more

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