A reader's guide to Australian fiction
This authoritative and comprehensive reference book is the first chronological account of the major Australian fiction writers from 1830 to the 1990s. Brief biographical information on the writers accompanies a critical discussion of the work. Each entry stands alone but the book can be read as a chronological account of the extraordinary development of Australian fiction over a period of 160 years.
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